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Crews Respond to Early Morning Fire at Sheldon High School

Crews Respond to Early Morning Fire at Sheldon High School
Photo courtesy of: Sacramento Metro Fire

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District responded to a two-alarm fire at Sheldon High School just before 1:30 AM Monday Dec 13. The fire’s severity required assistance from surrounding agencies. They managed to keep it from spreading to other buildings, and extinguished it within a couple of hours. There were no injuries to students, staff, or fire personnel. Extensive damages to the roof of the Industrial Arts Building were reported, which will require it to be relocated. Meanwhile, nearby classrooms are being aired out to remove the smell of smoke.

EGUSD Responds

In an email sent to the parents, Elk Grove Unified School District notified parents of student who attend Sheldon High:

“We are grateful for the swift response of our fire fighters and thank them for keeping our school safe. Thankfully, no one was hurt or injured. District staff and maintenance crews are on site to assist school administration.”

– EGUSD

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Sheldon High School

Sheldon High School, located at 8333 Kingsbridge Drive in Sacramento, had over 2,500 students during the 2019-20 school year. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but there is no evidence of suspicious activity.

About The Author

Jamie Belden

Jamie Belden is our Contributing Staff Writer and Photographer. Jamie was born and raised in the SF East Bay Area, but moved to the Sac Metro area in 2015 to pursue her education at Sacramento State University. She is a wife and mama to 2 kids. In her spare time, she can almost always be found curled up with a good book or in the kitchen, cooking or baking.

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