Downtown Victorian home fire strikes out two alarms
Sacramento, CA- At 7:24 P.M. Friday, July 3,2009, Sacramento firefighters were called to a downtown structure, just a few houses down from Old Ironsides off of 10th and S streets.
When firefighters arrived at 1913 10th Street, they found the second floor and attic of the old Victorian well involved.
Per Captain Jim Doucette, Engine 1 was on scene in about three minutes. Firefighters made a very aggressive attack on the fire. With the fire well seated in the attic, firefighters had to tear in and gain access to the space to bring the blaze under control. The roof on the north side became unstable and all the firefighters were ordered out.
They were able to control the rest of the blaze from outside, then were able to reenter for overhaul to be sure the fire was completely extinguished.
"Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire and saved the downstairs units and they also prevented the fire from spreading to adjoining buildings. Fortunately no one was injured and there was only one resident in the entire building. All of the other units were vacant," said Doucette
A total of 16 fire units responded, four paramedic squads, 75 firefighters and 10 command/support staff.