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Two Injured In 2-Alarm Pacheco House Fire Thursday

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Two people were injured, including one with serious burns, in a smoky, 2-alarm fire that spread through a home in the 1200 block of Temple Drive in Pacheco Thursday. Two other residents were displaced by the blaze.

The fire was reported at 11:23 p.m. with firefighters met by heavy smoke and flame from the residence upon arrival. One person suffering serious burn injuries was quickly located and evacuated with a second person found later inside the residence. One victim was transferred to the burn center at UC Davis via air ambulance with a second taken to a local hospital by ground transport.

Neighbors reported hearing screams and shouts as flames began to spread through the residence with at least one neighbor attempting to warn others of the danger.

A Con Fire spokesman posting to a social media account said smoke alarms played a role in saving two other occupants of the residence who escaped with minor injuries.


  1. I was a minute or two from there. As a journalist I will give you my perspective. I pulled up, parked a long distance away, so fire crews could access. I saw fire crews having issues finding a working fire plug, a person just outside the house with burns, and a Sheriff standing there appearing to get the attention of medics, with no response, as fire crews searched the house for other patients. It appeared the fire plug was so far away, they had some trouble running a 5” LVH to the pumper. Neighbors were helping the crews carry hose at one point, it appeared. It seemed that the hydrant was blocks away from the burning home. Now, I’m no expert, nor a trained firefighter and don’t know a thing about firefighting, but after 4 decades of news gathering, I’ve seen it all. Something was off. Neighbors, say it too. I’m not detailing it, but “injuries” as stated in a press release? No, myself and the neighbors would say different. I think those victims were at the cusp of death, and they were saved. No doubt. There is just something else going on here. Not with the victims, but maybe fire needs to look a bit deeper. Not a textbook Fire.

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