COARSEGOLD – A woman in Yosemite Lakes Park has lost her home to an early morning fire, but both she and her cat were able to escape without injury.
At 1:46 a.m., firefighters were called out to a home in the 29000 block of N. Lilley Way for reports of a structure fire.
Cal Fire engines 4295, 4284 and 4255 responded along with Engine 8 and Engine 10.
The first unit at scene reported the home about 15 percent involved with smoke and fire coming from the the area between the garage and the living area. The incident commander requested a water tender to respond, and firefighters accessed the YLP water system.
It soon became clear that the fire was already well established in the attic, and a Breathing Unit was also dispatched for replacement oxygen tanks as firefighters entered the building.
The resident was able to get herself and her cat safely out of the home, and though firefighters assessed she may have some smoke inhalation issues, she declined medical treatment and was able to go stay with a friend.
The fire was contained at 6:30 this morning, and firefighters kept it from spreading to the surrounding vegetation or nearby homes.
The last engine left the scene at 9 a.m., when the fire was totally contained.
Unfortunately, the home was a complete loss, according to Cal Fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.