Sac Metro Fire responds to three fires in 24 hours

By: Staff report
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About 4:30 p.m., Dec. 6, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire was called for a report of multiple apartments on fire in the 3700 block of Merrily Way in the Arden area. While Metro crews were en route to the fire, neighbors reached out to upstairs residents and helped them escape. Arriving just minutes later, crews found multiple units well involved in fire and quickly attacked the fire, containing it to the four units involved. One civilian was injured after jumping out an upstairs window and was taken to the hospital; no firefighters were injured. The cause was determined to be a stovetop fire in a downstairs unit that quickly extended to the apartments above, according to fire department officials.

About 6:30 a.m., Dec. 7, Metro Fire units responded to 10130 La Alegria Drive in Rancho Cordova for a report of visible flames from a residence. Units arrived to a heavily involved garage fire. Crews orchestrated an aggressive fire attack, holding the fire to the garage, while at the same time rescuing two pet birds from inside the home. Fire damage was limited to the garage itself, with minor smoke damage in the interior of the house. Firefighting efforts saved the homeowners roughly $150,000, according to officials. The cause of the fire is undetermined and no injuries were reported.

Just after 1 p.m., Dec. 7, Metro Fire units responded to 8755 Elwyn Ave in Rio Linda and found a trailer well involved in fire. After crews verified all residents were safe, they doused the fire from multiple directions. Utilizing water transfers and a water tender, crews were able to overcome hydrant challenges without ever running out of water, according to officials.

No injuries were reported in the fire and the cause is undetermined. Though significant damage occurred to the trailer itself, firefighters were able to save some of the residents’ cherished family heirlooms and belongings.

~ Staff report