Sacto 9-1-1
June 18, 2012
Metro firefighters busy on Sunday with garage, house and apartment fires

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District firefighters were kept busy Sunday -- a day when the mercury hit 100 degrees.

At 10:24 a.m. crews responded to 8294 White Sands Way to find heavy fire and smoke coming from the garage of a home. Inside the garage, two vintage automobiles were on fire.

Crews were able to limit the spread of fire into the home. Firefighters located the resident of the home, who suffered minor burns and respiratory problems.

Two firefighters were transported to the hospital with heat-related illness. Damage to the home was estimated at $60,000 and the fire was suspected to have been caused by a mechanical problem with one of the old vehicles, according to a press release.

About 5 p.m., at the hottest part of the day, firefighters responded to a house fire in the 2000 block of E Street in Rio Linda. Flames were visible as firefighters arrived.

Crews attacked the fire, including a rear bedroom that was engulfed in flames, fire extending into the attic.

The fire, determined to have been caused by an unattended candle, was controlled in 30 minutes. There were no injuries.

In Rancho Cordova, about 5:30 p.m., crews responded to 2808 Norcade Circle where they observed a well-involved fire coming from a vacant four-plex. Crews could see fire had spread to adjacent apartments.

Firefighters attacked the blaze and searched for occupants. Nobody was found in the four-plex and the fire was controlled in 45 minutes.

A firefighter was transported to the hospital with a minor head injury. The cause of the fire is under investigation, however, fire officials believe it was caused by a person.

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