New year’s fire destroys Coarsegold home

A fire early New Year’s Day caused estimated damages of $250,000 to a Coarsegold home, located at 42273 Road 415 near the Fresno River.

Family members called 9-1-1 at 1:27 a.m., and by the time firefighters arrived, the structure was half involved. According to Cal Fire, 20 minutes later, the home was fully involved and it was a total loss.

One battalion chief, a Madera County squad, four Madera County engines, two Cal Fire engines and three water tenders responded. There were no injuries, and the cause remains under investigation.

Staff report