SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Firefighters discovered a person was living inside of a Highway 160 overpass when they responded to put out a fire early Sunday morning, the Sacramento Fire Department said.
The department said crews responded at around 7:30 a.m. to eastbound 160 near Business 80 for a fire burning inside of the overpass.
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Incident info: At 7:30am firefighters responded to Eastbound Highway 160 near Business 80 for a fire within the overpass. A person had removed an access plate underneath the bridge and was living within the roadway. Observe the mattress being removed from inside. No injuries. pic.twitter.com/lbRhpn6GUa
— Sacramento Fire Department (@SacFirePIO) September 26, 2021
Crews were able to put out the fire but learned a person had removed an access plate underneath the bridge to gain entry. Photos from the scene show firefighters pulling a burned mattress from the overpass.READ MORE: Concerns Grow Over Illegal Camping In American River Parkway
No one was found inside and no injuries were reported.MORE NEWS: Amador County Landlord Waits Weeks For Propane, Company Cites 'Gaps In Communication'
Information on what caused the fire was not yet available.