UPDATE 8:43 a.m. March 24, 2021 - Two people escaped an early morning fire that destroyed a garage in north Orland Wednesday.
Fire Chief Justin Chaney tells Action News Now they got a call about the flames at around 4:30 a.m. on the 100 block of Fourth Street.
When firefighters arrived it turned out the outbuilding was a garage with an apartment on the second floor.
That building was located behind a house, where crews encountered a lot of debris in the backyard and the inside of the burnt building.
Because of the debris, it slowed firefighters from attacking the flames, according to Chaney.
The obstacle caused firefighters to pull out their fire ladder and hose down the fire from above.
When it was safe to go further, crews got to the backyard and contained the fire.
Chaney says homeowners should make sure they have enough space for firefighters to get through and do their job.
Thankfully, the home near the garage was saved and the two people living inside were not harmed.
Artois, Hamilton City, and Willows fire crews were also on the scene to help out.
The cause is still being investigated.
ORLAND, Calif. - Orland Police and Fire crews are responded to a structure fire on the 100 block of 4th street Wednesday morning.
Orland Police dispatch told Action News Now the fire was first reported around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Action News Now is working to find out more information about this fire.