At 6:02 pm Metro Fire responded to an explosion at 7539 Cook Ave in Citrus Heights. Firefighters discovered a 2nd story unit had a significant explosion. The explosion caused walls to become disconnected from the roof, windows to be blown apart (sending glass flying over 50 feet) and structural damage destroying the integrity of the building. The cause was an over use of bug bombs that created and explosive atmosphere. Metro Fires Arson unit cannot rule out the refrigerator as the ignition source. Three families were displaced and the damage is estimated at over one million dollars.
Metro Fire would like to remind all of our Citizens to follow the manufacturers’ directions when working with flammable or explosive products.