MODESTO, CA - A man pulled from a house fire in Modesto Friday morning has died, according to the Modesto Fire Department.
Firefighters were sent to a report of smoke from a home on the 1700 block of Judy Court at 10:41 a.m., Battalion Chief Hugo Patino said. He said crews found the flames contained to one bedroom and heavy smoke in the rest of the house.
Firefighters and paramedics performed life-saving measures on the victim who was transported to Doctors Medical Center. However, the man did not survive.
When crews investigated the scene, they found evidence of a burglary and arson, Modesto police Sgt. Rick Applegate said.
Patino pegged the cost of the damage to the house and its contents at $75,000.
The homeowner, Mike, talked about the damage to the home. Inside, the walls were covered with, what Mike identified as, flammable liquid.