By Ravali Reddy
The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department responded to two fires in the last 24 hours, both at local preschools.
At 11:13 p.m. Friday, a fire was reported at Phoenix Preschool, 2921 Garfield Ave. According to a Metro Fire press release, a well-involved fire was contained to one residential structure. No one was injured.
At 1:19 a.m. Saturday, a structure fire was reported at a Montessori Preschool at 5619 Marconi Ave. Crews once again contained the blaze to one structure and extinguished it. No injuries resulted.
The preschools are about 2 blocks from one another. Metro Fire did not reveal whether the fires are related. They are both being investigated. According to the press release, preliminary investigations indicate that both fires appear to have been intentionally set.
Metro Fire is asking anyone with information regarding these fires to call the arson tip line at (916) 859-3775.
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