Sacto 9-1-1
September 4, 2012
Hot mower catches Sloughhouse garage on fire

A hot riding lawn mower parked in a garage caused an estimated $160,000 in fire damage at a property near Sloughhouse.

Sac Metro and Folsom firefighters responded to the the fire about 3:45 p.m. Monday in the 7500 block of Sloughhouse Road. The homeowner's garage was ablaze when fire crews arrived.

Two occupants of the home exited the residence when they detected smoke coming from the door leading to the garage. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the garage and the home's attic.

The cause of the fire, according to Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, was a mower that was used and put away hot in the garage too close to combustibles.

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