Just before 2:30 a.m. Friday, Sacramento police were alerted to reports of shots fired in the area of Glenrose Ave and Del Paso Blvd. They happened to be nearby and could see the fire from a distance.
When they arrived on the scene they realized a shed, as well as someone's home, were on fire. Police jumped into action to alert residents of the danger and help them evacuate. Firefighters were quickly on the scene, but not before the fire was upgraded to a second alarm. Power lines were also down, which added an extra hazard for firefighters.
The whole intersection was shut down while crews fought the flames. Glenrose Ave was also closed to traffic between Del Paso Blvd and Lexington St.
A second home was also damaged in the fire, but was quickly extinguished.
Sacramento Police Department stated that, "officers responded to a Shotspotter activation. Upon arrival officers found that there was a fully engulfed structure fire of a vacant house. Officers immediately evacuated the surrounding houses and no injuries were reported. Sacramento Fire Arson investigators are investigating the cause of the fire."
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