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HANFORD — It was a busy morning for the Hanford Fire Department as crews were all occupied when a call for a house fire came in, officials said.

Around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Hanford firefighters said they were dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1162 Lark St.

At the time that the emergency call was received, officials said all Hanford Fire units were assigned to other incidents: Engine 1 was assigned to a vehicle fire, Patrol 1 was assigned to a medical aid and Engine 2 was assigned to a public assist call.

Fire officials said Engine 2 diverted its response and immediately responded to the house fire. Engine 1 and Patrol 1 were delayed slightly due to their assignments.

On arrival, firefighters said crews found smoke showing from the home’s attic.

Fire crews made contact with Hanford Police and determined that all occupants were out of the house. Officials said a working smoke alarm alerted the occupants to the fire and allowed for time to exit the home uninjured.

The fire damage was moderate in the attic, but firefighters said it was confined and extinguished. Officials said crews were on the scene for about 2.5 hours checking the building to make sure the fire didn’t spread and wouldn’t come back.

Damage to both the home and its contents was confined to the attic space and officials said the damages are estimated to be approximately $20,000.

In total, officials said 10 personnel from the Hanford Fire Department and five personnel from the Kings County Fire Department responded to this incident. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries in this incident.

Fire officials said three adults were displaced by this fire and the cause is still under investigation.

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