Fresno firefighters battle 2 blazes, resources strained

Two separate fires strained resources for the Fresno Fire Department on Saturday afternoon, a spokesman said.

The first caused caused extensive damage to a home in the 3200 block of West Floradora Avenue and displaced four people.

The fire was reported at 1:57 p.m. Firefighters arrived four minutes later and spotted dense smoke coming from the attic. Fighting the blaze was made more difficult because the area has no hydrants and water tankers were needed, a spokesman said.

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