One dead after Chico apartment complex fire

Apr 4, 2014 5:34 PM

A fatality has been reported after a fire broke out in an apartment complex on the 2300 block of Floral Avenue.

The fire at Villa Serena apartments started around 3:15 p.m. and neighbors reported hearing three loud pops and then seeing a lot of smoke.

The Chico Fire Department says a joint investigation with the Chico Police Department is underway. Neighbors also said they believed the apartment’s owner was out of town and friend was staying there.

Initial reports say the fire started in the bathroom.

Action News Now has a reporter on the scene and we will bring you more as soon as it becomes available.


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