A fire of undetermined origin engulfed a house north of Modesto, near Salida, on Wednesday night.
The blaze caused extensive damage to the structure before it was extinguished by units from the Salida Fire Protection District. The homeowner escaped the blaze and no injuries were reported.
Firefighters responded to a call of an electrical fire at the home in the 5400 block of American Way at 7:17 p.m. A short time later, flames were reported on the roof of the structure, Fire Chief Dale Skiles said. The home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. By 8 p.m., they were able to go into the house to help the homeowner salvage what belongings they could.
An investigation into the cause of the fire was continuing late Wednesday.