SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Fire crews are investigating a fire at an old, vacant hotel in downtown Sacramento.
The three-alarm fire broke out in the Biltmore Hotel on J and 10th streets after 2 a.m. Thursday morning.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Pardons Woman Sentenced To Life In 90s For Fatally Shooting Abuser
Heavy smoke was seen coming from the two-story building.
Fire crews say the fire may have started in the basement.READ MORE: Kings Run Away In 4th, Top Heat 81-64 At California Classic
“These particular buildings pose a big danger to our firefighters. They are vacant. One of our biggest concerns are possibly homeless people or victims trapped inside,” said Sacramento Fire Department spokesperson Roberto Padilla.
Fire crews are checking to make sure the fire didn’t spread into any nearby buildings.
Exactly what sparked the fire is still under investigation.MORE NEWS: Father Drowns In Lake Berryessa While Trying To Save Son
Eastbound J Street between 9th and 12th streets was closed along with 10th Street between I and K streets.