An Italian cypress tree burning like a Roman candle threatened an apartment house in Arden Arcade this morning.
The narrow tree beside the apartment building in the 2600 block of Cottage Way was burning when Sac Metro crews arrived on scene about 2:20 a.m.
Flames extended up to the roof of the structure. Firefighters attacked the fire from the roof and the ground, while also checking for fire in the attic.
The fire was quickly extinguished. Damage was estimated at $10,000.
Cause of the fire is under investigation.