A terrifying fire engulfed an eight unit condo that was under construction and surrounded by numerous occupied homes Wednesday.
The fire happened near 5301 East Commerce Way and about 8 units under construction were affected by the fire, according to the Sacramento Fire Department. Residents in the surrounding area were evacuated, but have since been allowed back into their homes. The fire was captured on video by neighbor Savan Patel and his wife as they fled the Artisan Square neighborhood along Commerce Way just after midnight Wednesday. Some building windows from across the street melted due to the heat from the flames.
“It melted a broom, a plastic broom in the top master bedroom,” said a man named Frank, who was visiting family in the area.