Two residents were injured and their family was displaced Thursday afternoon when an electrical fire damaged their Turlock home, fire officials said Friday afternoon.
The injured residents were taken to Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock; one was treated for smoke inhalation and the other was treated for a cut to his arm, according to the Turlock Fire Department. The names and ages of the injured were not available.
The fire occurred shortly after 6 p.m. at a single-story house in the 200 block of Angelus Street, just west of Lander Avenue. Firefighters arrived and found the home filled with smoke. Seven people live in the home. All were outside when the fire crews arrived.
The fire's cause had not been determined, but fire investigators say it may have started in an electrical outlet inside a bedroom. Firefighters had the blaze under control in about 15 minutes, containing the flames to the bedroom. The fire damaged the bedroom and destroyed its contents; the rest of the home sustained mild smoke damage. The fire caused an estimated $15,000 in damage, fire officials said.
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Red Cross officials helped the family with clothing. Fire officials said the family was going to stay with relatives.