SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze that broke out in a downtown Sacramento apartment complex early Monday morning.
The fire erupted in a three-story apartment complex on 12th and P streets just south of Capitol Avenue.
The fire was originally called out as a two-alarm fire, but was scaled back to 1-alarm after firefighters arrived and were able to quickly knock down the flames.
A resident pulled the fire alarm and alerted the residents of the 12-unit complex to the fire and everyone was able to get out safely.
“I looked out the window and saw a little orange glow on the top by the roof,” said resident Elizabeth Dios. “So my boyfriend and I ran up with a little bucket of water hoping that it was just a couple leaves maybe, something small. The whole roof was orange. Then he ran around started knocking on doors, calling 9-1-1. I knocked on doors and pulled the alarm.”
The flames were contained to the attic space above third floor.