Two homes were badly damaged by flames late Monday on Neptune Way in Arden Arcade.
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District firefighters responded to the blaze shortly before midnight. The first personnel on the scene saw heavy fire erupting between the two homes – and spreading into each residence.
The two-alarm fire was extinguished and a cat and dog rescued from the burning structures. All human residents of the homes got out on their own.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.