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Fire crews battle Lexington Hills structure fire

Occupant evacuated from burning home safely
By: Bill Sullivan, Associate Publisher
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Fire personnel from Folsom, El Dorado Hills and Sacramento Metro Fire responded to the scene of an intense structure Friday morning in a well-known Folsom neighborhood Friday morning, October 5. 

At 11:30 a.m. units were dispatched to the 400 block of South Lexington Hills Drive in Folsom for one-alarm structure fire. 

Upon arrival, fire fighters found the garage of a two-story residence fully involved in flames and two vehicles burning in the driveway of the dwelling. At the scene, a quick attack on the fire prevented it from spreading to the adjacent homes. 

The fire had already spread from the garage into the upstairs bedrooms and attic area of the home prior to arrival. Engine 38 initiated an offensive fire attack supported by all other fire companies working simultaneously to contain the fire.

One occupant of the residence was home at the time of fire and was evacuated from the dwelling while firefighters worked to locate and extinguish the fire burning inside the home.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to Folsom Fire Department Division Chief Mark Piacentini.  

A total of four engine companies, two truck companies and one medic unit responded to the scene. Additional respondents included crews from SMUD, PG&E, Folsom Police Deprtment and Arson Investigation 34.