A fully-involved structure fire broke out Wednesday afternoon around12:30 p.m.at a residence located at 27423 Oakside Drive inSouth Davis.
City ofDavis Fire Chief Rose Conway said there was significant damage made to the home and the familycould only salvage a few items.
“There was a reported fire,and while en route [the firefighters] saw smoke around a fully-involved structure,” Conway said.
A fire investigation team was dispatched,and as of2p.m.the causes were unknown.Firefighters from UC Davis,Davis andDixonfire departmentswere on the scene with recalled firefighters at the West Sacramento Fire Department.
The residence was home to Michael Fullerton,his wife and three children.No one was inside the structure,andFullerton was the only one on site at the time of the fire.
The family has lived in the home for around six or seven years,said neighbor Rosie Cushing,who has lived in the neighborhood for nearly43years.The Fullertons were the second owners of the home,she added.
“I called9-1-1,but there had already been a call made,and it all went very quickly,” Cushing said.
Red Cross offereditsservices to the family,but the family has not taken uptheoffer and has made plans with friends and relatives,Conway said.
Other losses included the family kitten inside the home at the time of the fire.A UCD firefighter had heat exhaustion but was rehabbed and is now doing fine.
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