Sacto 9-1-1
October 12, 2012
Electrical problem blamed for Orangevale mobile home fire

ovalefire image005 (1).jpgFire officials say an electrical problem appears to have caused a fire that damaged a mobile home in Orangevale this morning.

Shortly after 8 a.m., an elderly resident of the mobile home at 9340 Orangevale Ave. heard a "pop" in the back bedroom that was followed by fire, according to a Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District news release.

Fire crews responded to a report of heavy smoke and found a fire in the rear section of the mobile home.With residents safely outside the home, firefighters worked to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring homes. Officials said the fire was quickly brought under control and confined to back section of the home.

No injuries were reported.

Damage from the fire was estimated at $20,000.

Photo courtesy Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

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