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Fire started in burn barrel damages Arden Arcade home

Fire officials say a fire started in a burn barrel spread to an Arden Arcade home, causing significant damage Tuesday morning.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crews responded shortly after 8 a.m. to the 4100 block of Hancock Drive regarding a report of a fence and garage fire. The fire, which started in a burn barrel alongside the home, quickly spread from the fence to the garage and attic, according to a fire district news release. A neighbor noticed the fire, alerted the resident and used a garden hose in an attempt to slow the spread, officials said.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to approximately 30 percent of the home. Damage was estimated to be $150,000, fire officials said. No one was injured in the fire.

Fire officials remind residents that burn barrels are considered open burning and are not allowed in Sacramento County.

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