Residents Escape From Early Morning Blaze At Downtown Sacramento Apartment Complex

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.


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