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Apartment Fire in Visalia Destroys Four Buildings. No Injuries Reported.
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By Edward Smith
Published 5 months ago on
November 27, 2023

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A fire Friday demolished four structures of a luxury apartment complex under construction in Visalia.

It took two hours for the Visalia Fire Department to contain the two-alarm blaze an apartment complex under construction at Riggin Avenue and Akers Street, according to the Visalia Fire Department.

Crews from Cal Fire and from the Tulare County Fire Department were needed to cover Visalia fire stations. In total, seven fire engines, two ladder trucks and two chiefs responded to the call. It took 29 fire personnel to contain the blaze.

By the time the fire was put out, it had claimed four buildings and damaged two others.

Authorities estimated that the damage was in the millions. The fire’s cause remains under investigation.

There were no injuries reported.

The fire broke out on the apartment complex at the northeast corner of Riggin Avenue and Akers Street. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)

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Edward Smith,
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Edward Smith began reporting for GV Wire in May 2023. His reporting career began at Fresno City College, graduating with an associate degree in journalism. After leaving school he spent the next six years with The Business Journal, doing research for the publication as well as covering the restaurant industry. Soon after, he took on real estate and agriculture beats, winning multiple awards at the local, state and national level. You can contact Edward at 559-440-8372 or at Edward.Smith@gvwire.com.

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