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Rancho Cordova apartment fire victims will be relocated

The roof on the upstairs units collapsed at the Bishop’s Court apartments after a blaze broke out about 3:30 a.m.
The roof on the upstairs units collapsed at the Bishop’s Court apartments after a blaze broke out about 3:30 a.m. skhury@sacbee.com

Managers of an apartment complex where a fire damaged eight units in Rancho Cordova early Friday have committed to relocating 20 people to vacant apartments in the same complex.

Firefighters responded to a fire alarm about 3:30 a.m. at the Bishop’s Court apartment complex on Data and Capital Center drives. The fire began in the attic of one of the units, according to Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District officials. As the flames spread, firefighters evacuated the threatened structures and other nearby apartment buildings.

The fire damaged eight units, causing an estimated $500,000 worth of damage, firefighters said. The roof collapsed on the four upstairs units, while the four apartments downstairs suffered mainly water and smoke damage.

No one was injured, according to Metro Fire officials, but the cause of the fire was uncertain.

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