No one hurt as midtown house is damaged by fire

Published: Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 - 9:05 am

A house across from Winn Park in midtown Sacramento was heavily damaged in a fire late Friday.

The fire in the 1600 block of 28th Street was reported about 11:15 p.m. No one was in the house at the time, and there were no injuries, said Battalion Chief Craig Wiedenhoeft of the Sacramento Fire Department.

Firefighters first approached the house from the rear, since they had been told that a shed in the alley behind the house was in flames, Wiedenhoeft said.

When firefighters arrived, they found that the blaze had spread up the rear wall of the house and into the attic, Wiedenhoeft said. Firefighters then entered the house from the front with hoses to prevent the flames from spreading farther inside.

The fire took more than 40 firefighters about an hour to contain. Half of the house's roof was destroyed.

"It's uninhabitable at this point until they do some major repairs," Wiedenhoeft said.

The fire destroyed the shed behind the house, making it difficult for investigators to determine the cause of the blaze.

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