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Two-alarm fire damages Arden Arcade apartments

Four apartments were damaged in a two-alarm fire at a complex in the 2200 block of Hurley Way in the Arden Arcade area on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.
Four apartments were damaged in a two-alarm fire at a complex in the 2200 block of Hurley Way in the Arden Arcade area on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Protection District

Ten people have been displaced by a fire that resulted in damage to four apartments in the Arden Arcade area.

The two-alarm fire was reported shortly before 4 p.m. Monday in the 2200 block of Hurley Way. The fire started in an upstairs unit and spread to an adjoining unit, causing extensive damage, said Capt. Chris Vestal, a spokesman for the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Protection District. Two other units sustained moderate fire damage, and others suffered smoke and water damage, he said.

A second alarm was issued because flames were reported coming through the roof of the upstairs apartment and some vegetation near the building was also burning, raising concerns that the fire would spread, Vestal said.

An off-duty firefighter from another agency called in the fire report and tried to keep people who had evacuated the building from going back into apartments. Vestal said firefighters determined that no one was trapped inside the apartments, and he urged people not to go back into burning buildings after they have been evacuated.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Vestal said the Red Cross is working to provide shelter for the apartment residents who were displaced.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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