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UPDATE: Fire damages Los Molinos charity

By Kelli Saam
Tyler May, tmay@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jun 24 2013 10:53:03 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 24 2013 12:40:28 PM CDT
Los Molinos fire photo 2
LOS MOLINOS, Calif. -

An early morning fire damaged a charity in Los Molinos.   Flames were seen coming from a building which houses The Guardian Angel Foundation.  The fire destroyed the thrift store building which spans approximately 3,000 square feet.

The fire was reported around 7:45 a.m. Monday at 8320 Highway 99E, near Marek Road north of Los Molinos.

CAL FIRE said the building was fully involved with power lines down.  PG&E and the sheriff's office also responded.

The owner told KRCR News Channel 7's Tyler May he provides housing, clothing and toys for people in need.

The Guardian Angel Foundation has 13 apartments on the property, providing housing for up to 26 people.  The apartments were not damaged.

CAL FIRE said the morning rain helped keep the fire from spreading to nearby vegetation.  The fire was just outside the reach of Los Molinos hydrants.  Fire trucks had to shuttle water about half a mile from the nearest hydrant.