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SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento City Fire Department is investigating a 2-alarm fire that broke out around 1 a.m. Thursday at a senior facility in South Sacramento.

The Department says about a "half dozen" residents at the Regency Place Senior Living facility were taken to area hospitals after a fire broke out in the buildings common area.

Battalion Chief Jim Edmiston told FOX40 on scene that smoke inhalation was the reason some residents needed medical attention.

City fire called a second alarm on the fire because of all the residents that needed assistance evacuating the building.

"Many of them were in wheel chairs and others had mobility issues," says Edmiston.

Edmiston says the building's sprinklers were able to put out most of the flames prior to their arrival.

Sac City Fire was assisted by Sac Metro and Cosumnes Fire.

No cause of the fire was reported.

Many of the non hospitalized residents were able to return to their rooms after the fire.