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Crews Contain Three-Alarm Fire In Downtown Sacramento

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UPDATE 8:56 A.M.: As of 9 a.m., officials say at least two lanes were still shut down on eastbound J Street. 

6:15 A.M. Sacramento City Fire officials advise avoiding J street around 10th Street in downtown this morning.  

They're mopping up after a three-alarm fire broke out at a vacant hotel. 

City fire department spokesman Roberto Padilla says the fire went to three alarms.

"One of the big concerns are the type of construction, the fact that these fires can spread quickly and also although the building is vacant there is always the possibility of someone being inside," says Padilla.

Padilla says no one was hurt fighting the fire and no one was found in the building. It appears the fire broke out in the basement. The crews had the fire out in about an hour but remain on scene at 6 a.m., cleaning up.

Original Post 6 A.M. A three-alarm fire shut down J Street at 10th Street in downtown Sacramento early Thursday.

The Sacramento Fire Department said the fire broke out at a three-story vacant hotel at around 2 a.m. 

According to a Facebook post by the Sacramento Fire Department, a total of three alarms were called in because the blaze "had the potential to quickly turn into a larger incident."

There were no report of any injuries and the cause of the fire is being investigated. 


Sacramento Fire quickly contained a fire in a 3 story vacant hotel in the heart of Downtown Sacramento. The fire that came in the early morning hours had the potential to quickly turn into a much larger incident. A total of 3 alarms were called out as resources were quickly taken up by the operations need to deal with a fire of this nature. Buildings next to the fire were quickly checked for any extension. Vacant buildings always have the potential to be occupied. A basement fire was discovered and contained. There are no report of any injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Posted by Sacramento Fire Department on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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