A fire sparked at Jerusalem Bakery sometime in the middle of the night was discovered Monday morning, but not before one worker fell 20 feet through the roof and sustained moderate injuries.
Employees arrived at the large concrete warehouse at 1106 N. D St. on Monday morning to the smell of something burning, Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Chris Harvey said, but didn’t see flames or smoke anywhere.
An employee climbed up on the roof with a fire extinguisher to put out any potential blazes. Firefighters suspect the fire had been burning the ceiling for several hours, Harvey said, because it collapsed under the employee’s weight and sent him falling to the ground.
The man was transported to UC Davis Medical Center with moderate injuries but was alert and awake after his fall. Sac Fire responded to the scene at 8:04 a.m. and extinguished the fire by 8:20 a.m.
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Jerusalem Bakery serves 15 grocery stores around Northern California, including Red Sea Market, Fulton Green Market and Adams International Market in Sacramento.
Bakery operations have been suspended indefinitely. A cause of the fire has yet to be determined.