A two-alarm fire Monday morning heavily damaged apartments in midtown Sacramento.
The fire in the 2600 block of C Street broke out about 7 a.m. Two alarms were called – requesting more firefighting personnel quickly – because of the proximity of other buildings in the neighborhood.
Two apartments were badly burned, and two others were damaged by smoke. All apartment residents escaped safely.
A garage with a house next to the apartment complex also suffered fire damage.
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“Firefighters were able to get a good stop and save the house next door from going up,” said firefighter-paramedic Chris Harvey, a department spokesman. “The fire was blowing out the apartment windows and catching the place next door on fire.”
Investigators are trying to determine the cause and origin of the blaze.