Fire guts Rockport Circle home in Folsom; damage estimated at $450,000

By: Staff report
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FOLSOM, CA - Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District and El Dorado Hills Fire Department responded Monday to a two-alarm structure fire inside a six-bedroom, 3,700-square-foot home at 478 Rockport Circle in Folsom. A total of seven engine companies, three truck companies, one paramedic ambulance, and three chief officers were dispatched to the scene.

An alert neighbor first discovered the fire and immediately contacted the occupants of the home. At the time the fire was reported, it was occupied by four family members. All were able to evacuate from the home without injury. Two family pets were also able to be safely evacuated from the home, according to officials.

Firefighters from Folsom Fire Station 38 arrived approximately six minutes after receiving the first 9-1-1 call to find the wood shake shingle roof approximately 30-percent involved in fire. The fire was spreading rapidly throughout the remainder of the roof. Firefighters immediately began an offensive fire attack to prevent the spread of the fire into the remaining areas of the home but were driven out when the roof began to fail and collapse into the home. Firefighters then resorted to conducting defensive fireground operations using aerial master streams and hose lines to keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes, according to officials.

During the course of the fire burning embers from the fire landed on an adjacent home’s wood shake shingle roof causing it to briefly ignite a small section before being extinguished by firefighters.

The fire was fully contained within 90 minutes of the original dispatch, according to fire department officials.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There were no injuries as a result of this fire. Damage is estimated at approximately $450,000.