Monday, June 22, 2009

House Fire Kills Elderly Female

An elderly woman was killed, and an elderly man is in critical condition after a house fire tonight in Oak Park. The Sacramento Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a house fire at 4500 12th Avenue at 10:48 P.M. Fire Dispatchers also received reports of two elderly, disabled persons, trapped in the home.

Firefighters arrived in four minutes and found the house well involved in fire. A citizen and Police Officers from the Sacramento Police Department were removing the elderly man from the front of the home. Firefighters from Sacramento Truck 6 entered the home and found the elderly female in a back bedroom. She was removed from the home and both victims were transported by Sacramento Firefighter/Paramedics to a local hospital. The female victim was pronounced dead at the hospital and the man is in critical condition.

The fire went to two alarms and the residents in a next door home needed assistance for temporary housing from the American Red Cross, due to fire damage of their home. A Sacramento Fire Department Investigator is on scene trying to determine the cause of this tragic blaze. There were reports of fireworks in the area, but the exact cause is not known at this time.

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