Victim Perishes in Overnight Four-Plex Fire

Sacramento County, CA – At 10:38 last night, Metro Fire crews were dispatched to reports of a fully involved McCuen four-plex fire on the 9000 block of El Cajon Way. Initial reports of the fire included concerns an elderly female may be located inside the involved unit. The first arriving crew found the single story unit, facing the street, well-involved with fire and immediately initiated an aggressive rescue effort.

Despite the heavy fire conditions, an individual was promptly located, however it was determined the victim had succumbed to the intense fire conditions. Additional responding crews searched the other three units, not finding any additional victims. Aggressive firefighting efforts resulted in rapid fire knockdown. The fire resulted with one unit completely destroyed and two adjoining units suffering moderate damage.

Two fire investigators responded to the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Our hearts go out to the family of the woman who lost her life this morning. Please take a few extra steps to lower the risk of fire hurting your family or destroying your home: test your smoke alarms, keep space heaters at least three feet from anything combustible, use flameless candles when possible, and always dispose of your fireplace ashes in metal containers.

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