Crews investigating ‘suspicious’ apartment fire on Hillsdale Boulevard, near Walerga Road

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NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (KTXL) — Sacramento Metro Fire crews are investigating a fire at an apartment on Hillsdale Boulevard.

Crews said the fire was contained to a corner unit. The adjoining unit had minimal smoke damage.

National Guardsman SSGT. Eddie Siguenza told FOX40 he noticed the flames on his way to work and stopped to help make sure no one was still inside the unit.

“I went down on the floor went in as far as I can it was just hot glass was just popping everywhere,” Siguenza said.

Siguenza suffered minor burns to his hands while checking for occupants. No other injuries were reported.

Sacramento Metro Fire Captain Adam Huckaby said they have deemed the fire suspicious, and arson investigators are looking into who started the blaze.

“I know it was done intentionally,” property owner Ishmeet Sethi said.

Sethi says she is focusing on rebuilding.

“This is like my main source of income right now so I don’t know how I’m going to deal with this,” Sethi said. “It’s probably going to take maybe a year or so get it all repaired. It’s heartbreaking.”

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