Fire destroys vacant home near Modesto High School

On Friday afternoon a fire broke out in a vacant house in the 200 block of Ruberto Street in Modesto. The Modesto Fire Department received the call from nearby Modesto High School at approximately 1:11 p.m. and the house was fully engulfed by flames when fire crews arrived on scene at 1:13 p.m.

The house was destroyed, and an investigation into the fire has begun.