Fire causes $100k in damage to unit at senior residential center

A fire this morning in Santa Rosa caused about $100,000 in damage to a home in a senior residential center, fire officials said.

Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at 7:18 a.m. in unit seven of the Friend's House at 684 Benicia Drive.

The first firefighters to arrive saw flames coming through the front and rear of unit seven, a single-story apartment between other units.

Fire officials said the unit's resident evacuated before being injured.

Residents of nearby units also escaped injury.

Firefighters contained the fire 11 minutes after arriving and the fire was under control in 30 minutes.

The fire was limited to the interior of unit seven and did not extend into the attic, according to fire officials.

Unit seven was the only unit to sustain damaged.

The resident of unit seven received a gift card for help with emergency needs.

She is also getting help from family members, friends and staff members of the center. She cooperated with investigators. The cause of the fire is under investigation.