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Helmet camera shows inside view of recent Citrus Heights house fire

Metro Fire posted a short video on its official Facebook page Wednesday morning showing helmet camera footage of firefighters responding to a July 30 house fire in Citrus Heights.

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The two-minute video shows firefighters arriving to the scene on Glen Field Court, with dark smoke coming out of the rear portion of the home. After quickly kicking in the front door, a firefighter wearing the helmet camera walks through a smoke-filled entry room to the rear of the house where flames can be seen.

With a first-person helmet camera view, the firefighter can be seen extinguishing flames inside the home and on the rear deck. Inside, fire crews can also be seen using chainsaws to cut through a ceiling portion of the burnt home.

As previously reported on The Sentinel, Metro Fire said no one was home at the time of the incident, but two cats and a dog were rescued from the home.

The fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damage and appeared to have started near the back deck, traveled to the house and then into the attic, according to Battalion Chief Mark Repetto. He also said an arson investigator was called to the scene due to explosion noises being reported at the time of the fire.

On Monday, Fire Captain Michelle Eidam told The Sentinel an investigation of the fire had been completed, but she said investigators “were not able to determine the cause.”

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