Salinas firefighters doused two separate structure fires Friday.

Battalion Chief Brett Loomis said the first fire started about 1:30 p.m. in the first-floor laundry room of a two-story house on the 700 block of Acapulco Street.

A residential sprinkler system contained part of the blaze, he said, but firefighters were needed to finish the job.

Damage was estimated at $10,000 from fire, $25,000 from water from the sprinkler and $2,500 for the loss of a washer and dryer, Loomis said.

He said the cause was lint inhibiting the dryer's ventilation system.

There were no injuries, but the house's residents were displaced and moved in with relatives, Loomis said.

The second fire ignited about 6 p.m. in a bush in the 400 block of Wilkins Street, spreading to a fence and then to a single-family home.

Firefighters limited the damage to $2,000 to $3,000, mostly siding and vents, Loomis said. The cause is undetermined.

There were no injuries. The residents were able to remain in their home.


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