Sacramento Firefighters Burned in House Fire

Oct. 7, 2008
They became trapped as the fire burned through their fire hose.

Four Sacramento Firefighters suffered burn injuries this morning when they became trapped inside a burning home. The fire was reported shortly before 9:30 A.M. this morning on Stilt Court in the West Natomas area.

Firefighters arrived in a little over 6 minutes and reported heavy smoke and fire from the structure. They entered the home to attempt extinguishment. They made their way upstairs where extreme heat rapidly over took them. They became trapped as the fire burned through their fire hose.

One Firefighter made it out through an upstairs window and the others came down the stairs. All four suffered burn injuries, with the Engine Captain suffering the worst injuries. He received burns to his hands and upper torso area. The extent of his burns is not known at this time, but none of the Firefighters injured have life threatening injuries.

The fire grew to two alarms and the occupants of the home were not home at the time. Sacramento Fire Department Arson Investigators are working to determine the cause.

  • City Council District: District 1: Councilmember Ray Tretheway
  • First in District: 15
  • First in Company: Engine 15
  • Battalion: 3
  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief James Glass
  • Cause: Under Investigation
  • Fire Fighter Injuries 4
  • Total Engine Companies 6
  • Total Truck Companies 4
  • Total Medic Units 3
  • Total Command/Support Staff 10
  • Total Companies 10
  • Total Fire Fighters 55

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