Sacramento Fire Department crews battled a house fire Friday morning in the 8300 block of La Riviera Drive. Two adults were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported, according to the fire department. The fire's cause is under investigation.
Sacramento Fire Department personnel credit a fire-rated door for giving two people living in a home on La Riviera Drive time to escape a fire that started in the home's garage, destroying a vehicle parked inside and causing extensive damage on Friday, April 21, 2017. Despite the intensity of the blaze, firefighters kept destruction from spreading further.
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Just before 1:45 a.m. (April 6, 2017), a fire broke out in a classroom at James Rutter Middle School in South Sacramento, said Xanthi Pinkerton, Elk Grove School District spokeswoman. Due to the smell of smoke and less available space for students, the school will be closed today. The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department will be conducting the investigation to determine the cause, she added.
The Lincoln and Rocklin fire departments were called to a house fire in the 5300 block of Brandon Drive Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, 2017. Deputy Chief Mike Davis said the fire originated in the the garage around 4 a.m.
A Sacramento Police officer persuades an elderly woman to leave her burning home just before firefighters arrive to extinguish the fully-involved garage, stopping the flames from spreading further into the home.
Sacramento Fire Department crews responded around 6 a.m. Thursday to flames and smoke coming from a vacant home in Oak Park. Firefighters quickly contained the blaze at the house in the 3300 block of Truckee Way near Sacramento Charter High School. Cause of the fire is under investigation.
Sacramento Fire Department personnel were dispatched overnight to an abandoned apartment building to extinguish fire that charred the exterior of the structure. Fire officials said cause of the fire in the 6200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is under investigation. The circumstances surrounding the fire were suspicious.