Two-Alarm Apartment Fire Damages Eight Units in Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova, CA – Around 3:30AM this morning, Metro Fire crews were dispatched to 3441 Data Drive in Rancho Cordova for a report of visible flames in the Bishops Court Apartments. First arriving crews found significant fire coming through the roof of two upstairs units.

Life safety is always the top priority, but when there is heavy fire from multiple apartments, every second counts. Crews initiated fire attack, began searching for victims and evacuating the building. The fire rapidly spread to all four upstairs units, causing the roof to collapse. Crews fighting fire in the areas of the collapse quickly backed out of the building and shifted to more defensive firefighting operations.

A total of 50 firefighters responded to the fire: eight engines, four trucks, one medic, four command staff, and one air unit. Four upstairs units sustained major fire damage, while four downstairs suffered water damage. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, with damage estimated at $500,000. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries caused by the fire and Red Cross has been requested to assist the 18-20 displaced residents.

Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Test your smoke alarms regularly to keep your family safe!

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