Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crews were called to the area of Montevina Drive and Westray Way west of Waterman Road shortly after 12:30 p.m. regarding a report of black smoke coming from a residence. The fire was a few of blocks away, in the 9200 block of Colonsay Way.
Firefighters found the attic and roof on the north side of the residence on fire but were able to quickly contain the blaze to that section of the residence, according to a district news release.
The residents were home but were not injured.
Officials said the fire caused significant damage to the house, but most of the residents' belongings were spared.
Arson investigators were called to the scene. Officials said the cause of the fire has not been determined.
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