Large flames burst from a 14-unit Carmichael apartment complex early Tuesday morning and sent one elderly man to the hospital in critical condition.
The building is on Castle Hill Court near the El Camino and Fulton Avenue intersection.
The two-alarm fire is believed to have started in the attic and spread quickly across many upper-level units.
Residents scrambled once they knew what was happening. One passerby said, “People were running down the street, crying about how their homes were on fire and they were losing everything.”
It’s unclear how the fire started.