Metro Fire officials say they couldn’t save the two men found inside a house that caught fire late Monday morning.
According to a release, crews showed up to the home near French Road and Elaine Drive, off of Florin Road, just after 11 a.m. They were told that there could be at least one person trapped inside.
Once at the scene, crews immediately began searching the inside of the house – even as smoke and heat continued to be a problem. While more firefighters were working to put out the inferno, two men were found trapped inside. Metro Fire says these two could not be saved.
The fire was under control within 30 minutes. Investigators at the scene are trying to figure out what caused the fire, as well as identify the two men.
Neighbors at the scene told FOX40 that two men, a father in his 80’s and a son in his 60’s, had lived in the home for years.
A pet dog was also found during the search for victims. The dog had suffered burns to its paws and exposure to smoke. Sacramento Animal Control has taken in the dog for treatment.