STOCKTON (CBS13) – Fire crews are investigating what sparked a house fire in Stockton.
The scene is along Channel Street in downtown Stockton. Crews received multiple phone calls just before 4:00 a.m. reporting that the boarded up house was on fire. When they arrived they found the house fully engulfed.READ MORE: First 'Bigger Snowfall' Of Season Expected In Sierra Through Monday Morning, NWS Says
Firefighters were able to put out the flames within about 20 minutes but are calling the damage a total loss.
“This is part of the redevelopment coming to downtown Stockton. I think this building was already slated to be torn down so I think this will be the final straw for this nice old Victorian building,” Battalion Chief Rck Stubstad said.READ MORE: New California Animal-Welfare Law Could Push Pork Prices Higher
The cause of the fire is still unknown. A side door was open, firefighter say, which leads them to believe it could have been caused by the possibility of squatters in the home.
No injuries have been reported.MORE NEWS: Man Stabbed Early Sunday Along K Street Mall; Sacramento Police Search For Suspect