NORTH HIGHLANDS --
Intense flames tore through rooftops in North Highlands.
At least 60 firefighters worked to prevent a house fire from spreading as a neighborhood watched in awe.
"This side of this house was full-on flames, high, high, high, then it moved over," said witness Cari Anderson.
Pamela Miller was sleeping inside when the fire started. It quickly burned her home.
She got out with her life but with none of her belongings.
"We're gonna start from scratch, it's just stuff we're out, that's all that matters, no one got hurt," Miller said.
The fire sparked just before 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller's house on Georgia Drive. It jumped to the house next door.
"Within a couple of minutes there was a huge amount of fire that spread quickly to three different buildings, one was an outbulding attached to a different house," said Sac Metro Fire Spokesperson Michelle Eidam.
The flames and smoke caught the attention of so many onlookers that CHP officers had to control the crowd because firefighters struggled to get their equipment to the scene.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
One house had significant damage, a second only had damage to the roof and attic, the third had an outbuilding damaged.
No one was hurt.