The following is a news release from the Sacramento Metro Fire District:
At approximately 2:26 [Thursday] afternoon, Metro Fire crews responded to a house fire in the 8000 block of Glen Alta Way in the City of Citrus Heights. When crews arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the two-story home.
Crews immediately entered the home to search out, and begin attacking the fire. Meanwhile, other crews searched the home to make sure all of the occupants were safe. Two dogs were located and removed to safety and one was transported to a local veterinary and is reported to be doing well thanks to the donated Pet Mask.
Twenty-seven firefighters engaged in fire attack. Due to quick actions of these firefighters, there were much of the home owners personal contents were saved. It is estimated that the loss was around $200.000 however, through the firefighters efforts they saved most of the personal belongs, estimated to be $100.000.
Fortunately there were no injuries to either the occupants or firefighter’s in the blaze.
Metro Fire’s, Fire Investigation Unit was called to the scene to look at the origin and cause of the fire.