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Fire causes roof collapse at Woodland home

A Woodland home was heavily damaged by a fire that resulted in collapse of the roof Wednesday afternoon.

The Woodland Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fie in the 19400 block of East Street about 12:30 p.m. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and fire at the rear of the two-story wood frame home, according to a Fire Department news release. They searched the home for occupants a attempted to extinguish the fire, which appeared to have started in the basement area and quickly spread through the walls to the attic, fire officials said.

A second alarm was issued and Woodland firefighters were joined by crews from Davis, UC Daivs, Willow Oak and West Sacramento fire departments. Firefighters were pulled from the structure as the fire spread throughout the attic. The roof collapsed shortly after crews evacuated the house, officials said. They proceeded to extinguish the fire working from outside the house.

No one was in the home when the fire started and no firefighters were injured.

Fire officials reported heavy fire and smoke damage throughout the house. Damage to the structure was estimated at $400,000 and lost of contents was estimated at $25,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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