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Report of fire at Citrus Heights laundromat draws heavy response

Metro Fire vehicles and personnel respond to a report of fire at a laundry mat on Sunrise Boulevard Wednesday evening. // CH Sentinel

Updated 9:22 a.m., Aug. 28th–
Sentinel staff report– A fire reported at a laundromat in Citrus Heights on Wednesday drew a heavy response from Metro Fire, visible at the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Old Auburn Road.

Fire Captain Chris Vestal said a total of 32 personnel were dispatched, including five engines, three trucks/ladders, an ambulance, two battalion chiefs and an assistant chief. Responding units found only a “smoldering laundry basket,” but Vestal said the heavy response is standard for a report of fire in a commercial building.

He said the fire was reported just after 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 26 at a laundromat on Sunrise Boulevard. The facility is located in the same shopping plaza as Safe Credit Union and The Human Bean coffee drive-thru.

Fire officials advise cleaning lint screens on dryers between each load, and servicing vents at least once a year to ensure safe operation.

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