Elk Grove house fire displaces 5

3:16 PM, Dec 27, 2013   |    comments
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ELK GROVE - Five people were displaced by a house fire in Elk Grove Friday morning.

The fire started in the garage of a home on the block of 9600 Gamay Way sometime before 5:15 when the Cosumnes Fire Department was called, said Fire Chief Tracey Hansen. When crews arrived, they found flames had spread to the attic.

One person inside the home had awakened and alerted four others to safely exit. Hansen said firefighters found a family pet unharmed.

The cause of the fire was not yet determined. Hansen said it caused an estimated $150,000 in damage.

The American Red Cross was assisting the residents with shelter.


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