Crime, Fire + Courts

Second-alarm blaze damages two West Davis homes

By From page A3 | July 28, 2013

The Davis Fire Department is investigating the cause of a Friday morning blaze that heavily damaged a West Davis home and spread to a neighboring structure.

Capt. Bobby Weist said the fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. at the single-story home in the 1300 block of Marina Circle, damaging roughly a third of the structure and extending to the exterior of the home next door.

Both homes were occupied at the time, and the residents “self-evacuated to the back yard and were trapped there during the extinguishing of the fire,” Weist said. No injuries were reported.

Davis and UC Davis fire crews initially responded to the incident, which was upgraded to second-alarm status that brought in additional assistance from the Woodland, Dixon and West Sacramento fire departments, Weist said.

Most of the damage to the neighboring home was limited to the exterior, although the heat from the blaze shattered windows and caused some additional smoke damage, according to Weist.

Crews cleared the scene at about 6:30 a.m. Friday, and total losses to the two homes were still being calculated as of Friday evening, Weist said.

Lauren Keene

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