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2-alarm Freeport Blvd. fire ‘mostly extinguished’ after roof collapse, authorities say

2-alarm fire rages on roof of Freeport Blvd. building

A heavy fire broke out at a commercial building Wednesday on Freeport Boulevard in Sacramento.
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A heavy fire broke out at a commercial building Wednesday on Freeport Boulevard in Sacramento.

A two-alarm fire Wednesday at a two-story commercial building in Freeport Manor is now “mostly extinguished,” a Sacramento Fire Department spokesperson said.

The fire department tweeted that it was working to contain a fire that started around noon in the 6600 block of Freeport Boulevard. The fire department also posted a video showing flames shooting out of the roof of the building.

Fire Department spokesman Capt. Keith Wade said the fire was “mostly extinguished” by about 1 p.m. The fire was contained to the primary building, which appears to be a large two-story building with numerous businesses occupying its suites.

Wade said part of the roof collapsed onto the second floor, prompting firefighters to evacuate from the interior of the building. Crews then fought the blaze aerially, from the top of engine ladders, he said.

“It’s not a normal thing for our agency to do,” Wade said, but it was “for their safety.”

The building had been cleared of occupants; no firefighters or civilian injuries have been reported, according to Wade.

Between 60 and 70 firefighters were assigned to the blaze, which was still smoldering just after 1 p.m., Wade said.

Traffic has been impacted in both directions of Freeport Boulevard in the area, across from Sacramento Executive Airport. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.

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Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.