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Firefighters put out arson fire in Orangevale garage with double roof

Firefighters had to work extra hard to extinguish an arson fire in Orangevale Monday because the roof of the residence had two layers.

When Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crews arrived at the house on Blythe Avenue about 5:30 a.m. Monday, a garage fire that had quickly spread to the attic. A total of 22 firefighters put out the blaze, searched the home and ventilated the structure.

The home had two roofs, metal on top of wooden shingle. The double-thick roof made putting out the fire challenging, according to a Sac Metro press release.

The fire, which was determined to arson by investigators, was contained to the garage and attic. Water and smoke damage was incurred in the living space of the home.

A fire district press release said one resident awoke to a popping sound. He looked out the window to see flames, prompting him to wake up the other two residents of the home.

The three ran from the home. Nobody was injured.

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