Sacto 9-1-1
July 22, 2011
Rancho Cordova boiler room fire caused by possibly unlicenced contractor

A boiler room in a Rancho Cordova apartment complex caught on fire Friday morning after someone who the apartment manager says may have been an unlicensed contractor installed a new boiler Thursday.

The Sacramento Metro Fire Department responded to a call at 1:21 a.m. at the Point Knoll Apartments at 10680 Coloma Rd. The firefighters determined that the fire was extending to the attic and roof and quickly extinguished those flames.

The fire damaged four apartment units, causing three families to lose their homes. No one was injured, and the fire department estimates that the damage is around $10,000.

Authorities are investigating the unlicensed contractor as well as the cause of the fire, which the department says appears to be electrical.

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