One dead after fire breaks out in south Sacramento apartment complex, officials say

One person died Sunday after being trapped in an apartment complex in south Sacramento during an early morning fire, officials said.

The Sacramento Fire Department was called to the 3900 block of 43rd Avenue around 4:30 a.m., where they saw a “heavy fire” coming from an upstairs unit of the apartment complex, according to the fire department.

A woman who lives in the apartment that was ablaze told firefighters that her roommate was still inside and a neighbor had unsuccessfully tried to rescue him, the fire department said in a news release.

Firefighters got the man out of the apartment and transported him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the news release.

The fire was single alarm but took more than 30 firefighters to extinguish, the news release said. No one else was injured, but nine people were displaced as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown and is being investigated, according to the fire department.

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Meghan Bobrowsky, from Scripps College, is a local news reporter for The Sacramento Bee, focusing on breaking news and school funding. She grew up in nearby Davis.