Yuba City, Ca.
On Monday, February 10th, at approximately 4:50 PM, Yuba City Fire Department personnel were dispatched to 385 McRae Way for an apartment fire. Fire personnel was initially advised of 4 apartment units already involved. Upon arrival at the scene, fire personnel found heavy fire involvement in a two-story apartment building, with several other adjacent apartment units and buildings threatened. Fire personnel performed fire attack operations and were able to confine the fire to the eastern portion of 385 McRae. The fire was contained within 2 hours, resulting in major fire damage to a total of 9 units in the apartment complex.
Due to the nature of this fire, all Yuba City Fire Apparatus responded on first-alarm and second-alarm. The McRae Way incident resulted in strong cooperation and collaboration with numerous agencies, including our mutual and automatic aid partners. Yuba City Police, Sutter County Fire, Marysville Fire, Linda Fire, Red Cross, and the Trauma Interventions Program (TIP) all played significant roles in mitigating this incident. Fire personnel remained throughout the night performing overhaul, salvage, and maintaining the chain of custody for the Fire Investigation. We are all very thankful there were no civilian injuries or fatalities.
The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) and Red Cross were requested to assist with temporary shelter and care of the displaced residents. A total of 30 adults and 10 children were displaced from the 9 damaged units and an additional, 30-35 people in the remaining apartment complex were also displaced due to the damage and subsequent termination of gas and electricity. A temporary shelter was established at the Main Exhibit Hall at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds for those who were displaced and were unable to locate temporary housing. The Red Cross advised that the shelter will remain open until all individuals in the shelter have located temporary housing.
The fire is currently under investigation by Yuba City Fire Investigators.
And finally, the City and the entire community sincerely thank all first responders (including our Yuba City Police Department) who performed exceptionally well in extinguishing the fire as quickly as possible and evacuating all residents without any injuries or fatalities.