Fire Crews Battle 6 Fires in Stormy Weather

SACRAMENTO

Sacramento Metro Fire crews battled 6 fires in rough elements over the stormy weekend, at least one person died in the fires.

The fire causing some of the most damage was in Carmichael.

Crews say high winds from the storms caused what was a small apartment fire to grow rapidly.

Storms also reduce crews visability.

The rain also Softens the soil making it harder for crews to move around.

“If we placed a ladder in the soil that’s on a slope when we go down that ladder we have to make sure someone is at the bottom because the soil is unstable. It is saturated,” said Michelle Eidam with Sacramento Metro Fire.

fire in rainThe 6 fires included one fatality on Sky Parkway.

Two others in the Carmichael fire, including one firefighter, were taken to the hospital.