The Bass Lake Fire Department battled a house fire at 8745 S. Sycamore Street in Monterey yesterday morning. Fire Chief Les Jensen said the fire department was called to the residence around 10:00 a.m. The fire was ruled accidental and was caused from common combustibles stored too closely to a hot water heater.
The home was a total loss. The Monterey Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Firefighters from the Bass Lake Fire Department were called to another house fire on Saturday night at 6995 South 700 East. Jensen stated that that home was also a total loss. It was vacant at the time of the fire and the State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause.