FAIRFIELD — An early morning fire destroyed a home on the 1000 block of Valley Oak Way in Fairfield.
The call came in about 1:20 a.m. Friday. When the first engine arrived on the scene, heavy smoke was visible throughout the house. Three engines and one ladder truck were used to fight the fire, which started in the garage, said Fairfield Fire Battalion Chief Steve Trepagnier.
Damage estimates are $125,000 for the structure and $50,000 in property. The home did have smoke detectors. They were not activated.
One of the home’s occupants woke up and noticed a flickering light in the garage and investigated to find the flames. He tried to put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher, to no avail, Trepagnier said. He left the home with the other two occupants and called 911.
The Red Cross arrived on the scene and aid was refused, Trepagnier said.
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