A smoke detector is credited with alerting residents of a Sacramento County apartment to fire in their dwelling.
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District firefighters were dispatched about 6:30 a.m. today to the 4900 block of Little Oak Lane, near Interstate 80 and Madison Avenue. A fire in an upstairs unit was threatening to extend into adjacent apartments when fire crews arrived.
Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to other units by quickly putting out the blaze. A smoke detector alerted residents to the fire, allowing to residents to vacate the apartment.