Sacramento CA  | A two alarm fire impacted two neighboring homes Friday afternoon in the 6100 block of 2nd Ave.

The resident of a home that caught fire in Tahoe Park at 6201 2nd Ave. Friday was not home as the entire back side of his home and heavy shrubs around the home went up in flames. The blaze also caught the home to the west on fire and caused moderate damage to the east and and back side of that home. Capt. Burges of the Sacramento Fire Department stated that on the second home the fire was contained to the attic.

Live power lines leading to the homes fell across the street causing even more danger for firefighters and bystanders. “Live electrical lines had also failed and came in contact with the street, making it difficult and extremely dangerous for firefighters to approach and extinguish the fire.” Burges stated.

Burges reported that the second alarm brought over 50 firefighters to the scene and that it took 30 minutes to contain the fire in bother homes. The blazes was so large that a plainly visible column of smoke could be scene from Highway 99 and Sheldon. No one was injured in this incident.

Capt. Burges stated, “The Sacramento Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that keeping shrubs, trees, and other vegetation cut back from structures is important and will limit the spread of fire to surround structures.”

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