A house fire in Orangevale will cost homeowners up to $80,000 in smoke damage, according to the Sacramento Metro Fire Department.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation but a spokesperson for the department confirmed it started on the deck of the house, which is located on the 9300 block of Vallejo Drive just north of Madison Avenue.
There was only one occupant in the home at the time of the fire, according to the department, and they are not the homeowner. It's believed the homeowners are the occupant's parents and the department said they are out of town, currently in Fort Bragg.
The occupant, who did not want to be identified, told investigators they were up stairs and did not hear the fire alarms going off in the bottom floors when the fire began. It wasn't until smoke rose to the top floor and set off the upstairs alarms that the occupant became aware of the fire.