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Firefighters Contain Apartment Fire in Chico

Tennants and firefighters kept a fire from destroying the Avaneda Apartments in Chico, located off of the Esplanade.

Posted: Oct 8, 2018 1:21 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2018 1:23 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Tennants and firefighters kept a fire from destroying the Avaneda Apartments in Chico, located off of the Esplanade. 

Firefighters were called to the complex in north Chico just after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. 

Flames were contained to one unit, and one witness said he attempted to help put out the flames in a woman's unit. 

"I tried to put the fire out but the smoke was too bad," said Albert Chavez, a tenant at the apartment complex. "I came out and we waited a little bit and we waited for the fire department, and then I saw the smoke was a little lower so I went in and I was able to put the fire out. Then I came back out and then the fire department came and everything went crazy." 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Stay with KHSL Channel 12 and actionnewsnow.com for the latest updates as they become available. 

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