Woodland House Fire Displaces Five

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WOODLAND -- A house fire in Woodland displaced five residents.

"I live on North Street. And I saw a lot of smoke, and I got woken up by the sirens," neighbor, Jacob Hogge said.

Just before 7 a.m. Monday, Hogge ran onto the 100 block of Railroad Street, and saw the front of the home in flames.

Fire fighters arrived immediately, and put out the blaze in minutes.

"We were able to contain it to the building of origin, mostly to the front of the building. There is a little bit of smoke and water damage to the back, but for the most part, it is all damage to the same building to the front," Captain Josh Hilliard of the Woodland Fire Dept. said.

Code Enforcement officials said they have been to this house several times, namely to talk about the junk of their property, and also the fact that the occupants were living without running water.

As fire fighters mopped up the home, PG&E shut down electricity. Fire investigators combed through the rubble, looking for evidence.

Fire fighters said the property used to be a exotic fish warehouse, that was turned into a home about ten years ago.

Since then, neighbors said there has been a high turnover of residents.

All five current tenants and their dogs were able to get out safely.