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Overnight fire heavily damages Citrus Heights office building

Heavy interior damage is seen through a window at Fuqua Physical Therapy building on Greenback Lane, following a fire on Sept. 16, 2023. // M. Hazlip

By Mike Hazlip—
The interior of a building at Greenback Lane and Dewey Drive was heavily damaged in a fire that began in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 16.

Sacramento Metro Fire call logs show crews responded to Fuqua Physical Therapy at 6560 Greenback Ln. just before 3 a.m. with multiple units assigned to the call.

No injuries were reported and crews conducted a “rapid fire attack and search of the building,” Sacramento Metro Fire Capt. Jordan Oakes said in a statement to The Sentinel on Saturday.

Oakes said crews initially responded to a call of a fire involving landscaping bark on the exterior of the building. Upon arrival, crews determined it was a commercial fire and called for additional units, Oakes said.

Investigators are working to determine if the fire began in the interior and spread to the exterior, or if it originated outside the building and spread to the interior.

A notice posted at an exterior door of the building by a city inspector says the facility is unsafe to enter or occupy. Heavy fire damage to the building’s interior could be seen through some of the exterior windows.

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