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Arson Suspected in Arden-Arcade Vacant Home Fire

Arden-Arcade, CA – At 3:35am Metro Fire responded to a report of smoke in the area of 4201 Whitney Ave. Crews arrived in the area to find a single story residential home located at 4149 Whitney, with a well-involved garage fire and involvement of the interior of the home and attic with flames through the roof.

 Crews performed a primary search of the structure and found the home vacant.  Crews extinguished the attic fire from the interior of the home and doused the garage fire, containing the fire to the home of origin and preventing fire spread to neighboring homes. The home was considered a total loss. Nobody was occupying the home when fire crews arrived and nobody was injured in the blaze.

 The cause of the fire is under investigation. However, because the home was reportedly vacant, the cause is considered suspicious. Metro Fire reminds residents to keep an eye on vacant homes in their neighborhood and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement for investigation. Additionally, if anyone has any information regarding the cause of this fire, they are encouraged to call the Metro Fire Arson tip line at 916-859-3775.

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