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Elverta house fire considered suspicious

A fire in Elverta caused heavy damage Tuesday morning to a vacant house and also injured a firefighter.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crews were called to the blaze in a single-story home in the 2300 block of Missouri Way about 4 a.m. Tuesday. When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting through the roof.

At one point, crews had to refrain from fighting fire from within the structure when a roof-top air conditioner looked perilously close to falling into the dwelling. After a while, firefighters resumed an attempt to quell the blaze in rooms not directly under the unit and from the exterior.

A firefighter was hurt putting out the blaze, although the extent of his injury was not known. The house sustained an estimated $50,000 in damage.

The fire is considered suspicious although a cause had yet to be determined. Arson investigators were called to the scene.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews