Roseville, CA. June 13, 2012 at 5:51 p.m. The Roseville Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire in the 1100 Block of Meadow Oaks Drive. The residence was occupied at the time of the fire. 911 was called after the fire was discovered inside a rear bedroom of the home by the occupants.
Three engines, two ladder trucks, and a battalion chief responded to the scene. The first arriving engine company found heavy smoke showing from the rear of a one story home. Firefighters confirmed that all occupants were out of the home. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control in less than 10 minutes minimizing further damage. A total of twenty personnel responded to the scene. Assistance was also provided by American Medical Response and Roseville Police.
There were no working smoke detectors inside the residence at the time of the fire. The Roseville Fire Department would like to remind you of the importance of having a working smoke detector in your home. Failure to do so could cost you your life. Had this fire occurred in the middle of the night while the occupants were sleeping, the lack of a working smoke detector may have proved fatal. Firefighters installed new smoke detectors in the home prior to leaving the scene.
There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. Investigators determined that the cause of the fire was accidental. The damage from the fire was estimated to be approximately $40,000.
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