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Family of nine left without a home after north Sacramento fire

A house fire in north Sacramento displaced nine family members.
A house fire in north Sacramento displaced nine family members. Sacramento Fire Department

A north Sacramento family of nine was displaced, but unhurt when their home burned down overnight.

The fire occured just off of the 300 block of Sumatra Drive, west of the Robla area. The Sacramento Fire Department responded to a call at 11 p.m. Wednesday, a dispatcher said, and the last unit left the scene at 3:15 a.m. Thursday.

Capt. Keith Wade called the fire “severe” and said the Red Cross was helping the three adults and six children find temporary shelter assistance. Nearly every room in the house had caught fire, Wade said.

An investigation to determine the fire’s cause is underway. No other structures were damaged.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052; @BenjyEgel

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