Citrus Heights Sentinel Logo

Citrus Heights apartment fire displaces five residents

A screenshot from a Metro Fire video shows flames coming from a lower story apartment fire on July 22 in Citrus Heights.

By Mike Hazlip—
Three adults and two children were displaced after a fire broke out at a Citrus Heights apartment complex over the weekend.

Sacramento Metro Fire reported crews were dispatched to 7840 Antelope Rd. just after 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22. A Metro Fire video released from the scene shows flames coming from a ground floor unit of the Antelope Creek Apartments and damaging the balcony of the second story directly above.

Citrus Heights police evacuated several children from the units, Metro Fire said, but no injuries were reported. One dog was also rescued.

Crews arrived and found two units on fire with flames extending to the attic, Metro Fire said. The extent of the fire led the agency to use additional resources in the course of the call. The cause is under investigation.

Metro fire issued a statement thanking Citrus Heights Police for their assistance in evacuating the residents to safety on a 110 degree day.

“This is an example of how dynamic our emergency responses can be,” Metro Fire said. “Transitioning from a single-engine bark fire response to a full commercial structure response with reports of victims is a complete mind-shift. We’re thankful that our partners at CHPD were able to ensure everyone was out and away from danger, a successful outcome even in the face of tragic circumstances.”

Like local news? Sign up for The Sentinel’s free email edition and get two emails a week with all local news and no spam, ever. (Click here)