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Fires burn homes, occupants
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A South Modesto woman was seriously burned in a Monday morning blaze that claimed a mobile home and a pet dog.

The burn victim was flown to burn unit at U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

At 10:57 a.m. the Modesto Fire was dispatched to space #64 at the Sunrise Mobile Home Park, for a structure fire that was threatening an adjacent home. Firefighters knocked down the flames and rescued the woman who was overcome by smoke in a bedroom closet. The woman had been dog sitting at the time of the fire.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire was likely caused by ordinary combustibles too close to an electric, radiant style, space heater.

The fire loss is estimated at $20,000 structural loss and $5,000 contents loss.

The fireFour engines, one Truck, four Chief Officers and two Fire Investigators, for a total of 23 MFD personnel responded to the scene. No firefighter injuries were reported.

Friday fire

A fire in rural Ceres injured two persons and destroyed a home on Friday.

The 7:19 a.m. fire on Morgan Road between East Grayson and East Keyes roads was first noticed by male and female occupants of the house who saw light and then debris falling in from their attic. Ceres firefighters arrived and found the man and woman suffered first- and second-degree burns. The man's head was burned and his hands were slashed while fighting the fight. His woman had burns on her shoulders.

Despite 80 minutes of firefighting the house was a total loss. Keyes and Hughson firefighters also assisted in the blaze.

The fire's origin were traced to the attic.