Winton apartment fire causes $3K in damages, no injuries

Cal Fire/Merced County Fire Department said an apartment fire in Winton Friday did $3,000 in damage, but no injuries were reported.

On Friday around 9 p.m., the agency responded to an apartment fire located in the 7100 block of Walnut Avenue in Winton. The fire was extinguished by residents before the arrival of the fire department.

The fire was located in the kitchen and caused $3,000 in damage to a portion of the floor, wall and air conditioning unit. Fire units were back in quarters by 12:15 a.m.

The cause of fire is under investigation, and no injuries reported.

Responding units included four Merced County fire engines. two Merced County water tendersand two chief officer. Cooperating agencies included PG&E and the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.