Two-alarm fire scorches apartments in midtown Sacramento

A two-alarm fire Monday morning heavily damaged apartments in midtown Sacramento.

The fire in the 2600 block of C Street broke out about 7 a.m. Two alarms were called – requesting more firefighting personnel quickly – because of the proximity of other buildings in the neighborhood.

Two apartments were badly burned, and two others were damaged by smoke. All apartment residents escaped safely.

A garage with a house next to the apartment complex also suffered fire damage.

“Firefighters were able to get a good stop and save the house next door from going up,” said firefighter-paramedic Chris Harvey, a department spokesman. “The fire was blowing out the apartment windows and catching the place next door on fire.”

Investigators are trying to determine the cause and origin of the blaze.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews