Multiple Occupancies Damaged in Howe Avenue Strip Mall Fire

Sacramento County, CA – A little after 5:00AM this morning, Metro Fire crews responded to 925 Howe Avenue in the Arden area for report of visible flames from a commercial strip mall. Crews arrived to find multiple units well involved with fire.

Firefighters forced into the building and began attacking the fire from within. As the fire intensity increased, operations turned defensive, so as not to put firefighters at an unreasonable risk. Crews were pulled out of the building and off the roof, with multiple hoselines still in place from the outside. A second alarm assignment was called due to the exposures threatened, but not needed.

Firefighters from Metro Fire and Sacramento Fire worked together to get the fire knocked down. Crews extinguished the fire, ventilated the structure and protected adjacent units from extension. Though two occupancies were damaged by fire, the aggressive tactics of crews on scene saved the other units and their contents.

No firefighters or civilians were injured in the fire. Arson Investigators are currently on scene with the cause under investigation.

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