SACRAMENTO -- Flames shot up into the air outside of an apartment complex on G Street Sunday in midtown Sacramento.
A short time later, video taken by a tenant in one of the burned structures shows the damage left behind as fire crews swarmed in to put out the blaze near 27th Street.
Adrian Arriaga, a manager at the apartment complex, said he was doing laundry when he received a phone call from one of his tenants.
“One of the tenants, number five, told me that he had pictures of it burning down while he was in there but, luckily, he was the only one that was in there,” Arriaga told FOX40.
The Sacramento Fire Department says the fire started outside of one of the homes before spreading to at least two other structures.
“There was heavy fire upon arrival. Our crews did a great aggressive attack and were able to get it contained just to those structures,” said Assistant Fire Chief John Danciart.
Crews were able to contain the blaze a half-hour after arriving.
Arriaga said his apartment was one of the structures damaged by the fire.
“I don’t know exactly what caused it. I heard two stories. Either it was a barbecue right here in this middle house or I heard the other story was there was an electrical post that burst or something like that,” he said.
While fire crews continued to investigate the exact cause, everyone was thankful no one was hurt.
“The crews did an outstanding job, aggressive attack, and they saved all three structures,” Danciart said.
The American Red Cross is helping people displaced by the fire.