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Fire damages attic, second floor of Colonial Heights home

Sacramento firefighters battle smoke and flame at a home on 55th Street on Monday afternoon.
Sacramento firefighters battle smoke and flame at a home on 55th Street on Monday afternoon. Video image courtesy @SacFirePIO

Two people were treated for minor injuries suffered in a fire that damaged the second floor and attic of a home in Sacramento’s Colonial Heights neighborhood early Monday afternoon.

The fire was reported shortly before 12:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of 55th St. The first engine company on scene reported heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the two-story home, said Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Roberto Padilla. Smoke and heat made it difficult for firefighters to locate the seat of the fire, he said, and an additional engine and truck company were requested to assist.

Padilla said it took 20 to 30 minutes to control the fire.

Although the second floor suffered heavy damage, fire crews were able to protect the contents of the first floor from smoke and water damage. Padilla noted that fire crews, whenever possible, try to protect furniture and features such as hardwood floors, using heavy canvas and other protective covers, while fighting the fire. In this case, he said, quick salvage work achieved that goal.

He said paramedics treated two people at the scene for possible burns. No firefighters were injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Video courtesy @SacFirePIO

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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