News in Brief: Fire at University Court displaces students

At 1:30 p.m. on Monday, a fire broke out at the University Court Apartments at 515 Sycamore Lane. Eight apartment units were damaged.

The incident was considered third-alarm status, with 35 firefighters from UC Davis, Woodland, Dixon and West Sacramento fire departments assisting. At least 15 residents are displaced.

One person was trapped on the third floor, requiring the firefighters to tear down the walls. Two residents were treated for smoke inhalation.

Davis Fire Marshal Tim Annis told The Davis Enterprise that it appeared the fire began on the first floor and traveled up the wall to the third floor.

By 3 p.m., the fire was under control. The apartments were not equipped with fire sprinklers. According to Annis, the sprinklers weren’t required and wouldn’t have helped in the situation due to the location of the fire.

It’s estimated the total damage is between $300,000 and $500,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

— Claire Tan

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