Gustine House Fire

A Monday morning fire extensively damaged a home in the 300 block of Sherwood in Gustine. Merced County/Cal Fire Captain Paul Rotondaro said the fire originated in a back bedroom of the unoccupied residence, and spread into the attic area before being knocked down by firefighters. Rotondaro said the structure sustained smoke and water damage throughout. Gustine firefighters were assisted by firefighters from Newman, Stevinson, Hilmar, Santa Nella and Los Banos. Rotondaro said the cause of the blaze is under investigation. No injuries were reported. The fire was reported shortly after 7 a.m.