Just before 3:00am on March 13, a large fire destroyed a commercial building on the corner of Main and E Oak St. in Lodi.
On Saturday March 13, 2021, a large fire broke out at a commercial building located at 48 E Oak St, Lodi, CA 95240. Lodi’s Fire Department was first notified at 2:48am. The severity was classified as a three-alarm fire, and there was a total of 26 personnel who responded to the call. By the time the fire was contained, only one-fourth of the building remained.
According to the incident report, the fire began on the address-side of the building, and there was a distinct burn mark on the inside of the north wall. The building had been boarded up and the power had been disconnected by Lodi Electric Utility following a previous fire.
Speaking with several homeless citizens and nearby residents, the Fire Department was notified of periodic “homeless traffic” in the building, and that one man had been living there. The site was searched for potential victims, and was deemed clear by a Cadaver Dog and Handler.
The property was initially valued at one million dollars, now with a loss of $750,000. There were no reported injuries nor fatalities.