Chico Fire investigating cause of East Avenue house fire

Nov 6, 2015 3:49 PM by News Staff

The Chico Fire Department is continuing its investigation Friday into a destructive house fire on East Avenue in Chico.

The fire was reported just after 5:30 p.m. when drivers started seeing smoke and flames billowing out of the home near Mariposa and East Avenues.

Moments after firefighters arrived an exterior propane tank exploded, spreading the flames.

The fire spread to the home’s attic, where it weakened the roof, forcing firefighters battling the flames from inside the house to retreat.

Nobody was hurt and the residents were not home at the time.


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