Structure destroyed by fire in historic Chinese town of Locke

BY JESSICA HICE, JULY 3, 2016

A fire tore through a second-story apartment Sunday afternoon in the historic town of Locke, prompting a large-scale emergency response to keep the mostly wooden town from going up in flames. Fire is a constant threat in the century-old community of close-packed wooden buildings that stretch along three or four blocks in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The entire community, settled by Chinese laborers in the first half of the 20th century, is a National Historic Landmark. Read more …

A home that sits above a knickknack shop in Locke burns Sunday afternoon. Firefighters kept the flames from spreading to other wooden buildings. James Motlow
A home that sits above a knickknack shop in Locke burns Sunday afternoon. Firefighters kept the flames from spreading to other wooden buildings. James Motlow