Fires

String of blazes hits South Sacramento

The Sacramento Fire Department and surrounding agencies had little rest last night, with one fire Sunday evening and two early this morning.

The most recent happened around 3:40 a.m. Labor Day morning and displaced a family of five. The fire occurred in a garage on Kari Ann Circle in southeastern Sacramento. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the garage and reported no injuries, said Sacramento Fire Department Public Information Officer Roberto Padilla.

Just two hours earlier, a house fire on Moorefield Way in South Sacramento caused heavy damage to a home, displacing a family of three. About 30 fireighters responded to the scene and there were no reports of injury to civilians or personnel, said Padilla.

On Sunday evening, a fire took hold in an exterior transfer belt at the Elder Creek Transfer Station, a waste management facility in South Sacramento. Fire crews were called in around 7:30 p.m. and were able to contain the blaze.

“It was a busy weekend for Sacramento fire crews and surrounding crews that brought support,” Padilla said. “There’s no rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes it just works out this way.”

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