The Orion

Chico Fire responds to residence fire

Chico+Fire+battles+a+house+fire+at+East+20th+Street.+Photo+courtesy+of+Chico+Fire+Facebook.
Chico Fire battles a house fire at East 20th Street. Photo courtesy of Chico Fire Facebook.

Chico Fire battles a house fire at East 20th Street. Photo courtesy of Chico Fire Facebook.

Jake Miille

Jake Miille

Chico Fire battles a house fire at East 20th Street. Photo courtesy of Chico Fire Facebook.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The attic of a residence at 490 East 20th Street was in flames Tuesday evening, when Chico Fire Division Chief Jesse Alexander arrived on scene.

According to Alexander, four fire engines, 17 firefighters, and more equipment was dispatched at 9:29 p.m. to the house fire. The westbound lane of East 20th was blocked for three hours as crews worked to put out the blaze.

“We were there for a good three hours,” Alexander said, “but we had (the fire) knocked down in the first 15 minutes.”

chico house fire.jpg

The blaze appears to have originated in the attic, according to Division Chief Jesse Alexander

Most of the flames were extinguished quickly, but crews and engines staggered out slowly to make sure the situation remained contained.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but Alexander did say the fire originated near the flue of the chimney in the attic of the residence.

Josh Cozine can be reached at [email protected] or @joshcozine on twitter

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Chico Fire responds to residence fire

    Breaking News

    Scott Huber hosts Conversations about Cannabis

  • Chico Fire responds to residence fire

    Breaking News

    Getting trashed on a Saturday morning

  • Chico Fire responds to residence fire

    Breaking News

    Reynold’s campaign and storefront vandalized overnight

  • Chico Fire responds to residence fire

    Breaking News

    Fire in Chapmantown destroys two sheds, no injuries

  • Chico Fire responds to residence fire

    A&E Breaking

    Chico Elks Lodge announces second annual Craft Faire

  • Chico Fire responds to residence fire

    Breaking News

    Black bear runs, climbs and escapes from Chico Police

  • Chico Fire responds to residence fire

    Breaking News

    Shots fired in downtown Chico leaves one injured and one detained

  • Chico Fire responds to residence fire

    Breaking News

    Chico Planning Commission votes on controversial housing development

  • Chico Fire responds to residence fire

    Administration

    Video: President Hutchinson addresses free speech

  • Chico Fire responds to residence fire

    Administration

    Final University Budget Committee meeting of semester expects cuts

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
Chico Fire responds to residence fire