Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Three Alarm Fire At Senior Apartment Cpmplex
At 0613 on December 16th, 2008 a single apartment caught fire and was threatening the rest of the two story apartment complex. This complex known as "The Atrium" is located at 5757 Cypress Way in Carmichael. Due to the occupancy and construction type of the building a second alarm was requested. During fire fighting efforts a third alarm was requested do to the possibility of a large scale evacuation. The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes by 51 fire fighters and additional command staff. Several occupants were displaced and the cause of the fire was due to an unattended pot on the stove which ignited near combustibles. Building damage is estimated at $200,000.