Suspicious fire heavily damages Citrus Heights house

5:57 PM, Sep 8, 2012   |    comments
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CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA - A fire at a vacant home is under investigation by the Sacramento Metro Fire District.

Fire crews responded to a home on the 6000 block Birchwood Circle shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday. Assist. Chief Walt White said flames and heavy smoke were visible from the outside of the home. 

After crews determined that the house was vacant, they were able to quickly contain the flames.

White said there were reports of frequent squatters in the vacant home. One specific report included a bearded man in his 30s leaving the house on a bike pulling a trailer just before the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation; however, White said the fire is considered suspicious.

Anyone with information about the fire is urged to call 916-859-3775.


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