Sonora area firefighters called to the Quail Hollow Apartments this morning. Thick smoke was reported in one structure on 12,000 block of Chukar Circle.
Firefighters say a water heater caught fire and flames burnt into the surrounding wooden building. The fire is now out, but crews and equipment will be on the scene for a while. A special heat-sensing scope is being brought in by firecrews to make sure there is no fire smoldering unseen, behind walls around the water heater closet.