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Carmichael Fire Leaves One Dead

Aug 23, 2022 12:00AM ● By By Patrick Larenas

The fire which left one individual dead inside a home in Carmichael near El Camino and Walnut Avenues. Photo courtesy of Sac Metro Fire

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CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - On August 11, 2022, Sac Metro Fire crews responded to a Carmichael house fire on El Camino Avenue near Walnut Avenue.

Fire Captain Parker Wilbourn said that Metro firefighters had to contend not only with an extremely hot fire but also with power lines that were down and arcing. SMUD was expedited to repair the electrical lines during the incident. No additional structures were damaged beyond the residence.

Metro Fire of Sacramento issued the following statement: “We’re heartbroken to report that our crews located a deceased adult male victim in an area of the 2-unit home that was most involved with fire and impacted by arcing power lines. Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of the victim. The fire is under investigation.”

Source: Sacramento Metro Fire News Release