Fire displaces 13 residents

An early morning fire on Sunday, May 24 burned two structures and forced 13 residents from their homes.

According to a statement from the Susanville Fire Department, firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at 67 S. Weatherlow St. about 2:20 a.m. Sunday, May 24.

The first engine on scene reported a fully involved single-family residence. Due to the proximity of the structures the fire spread to two adjacent exposures.

Firefighters from the SFD, the Susan River Fire Protection District and CalFire performed an aggressive attack to extinguish the fire. Additional resources were requested as firefighters battled the blaze for approximately two hours before the fire was controlled. An engine from Janesville Fire Protection District along with Air-1, and one engine from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation were also requested due to the extent of the fire.

The SFD reports 13 people living in two residences were displaced. The Red Cross assisted with placing the occupants in temporary housing.

Two structures sustained major damage and one received moderate damage.

Other units on scene were the Susanville Police Department, the Lassen County Sheriffs Office, Susanville Public Works and the California Highway Patrol.