SACRAMENTO COUNTY - Arson investigators have ruled a two-alarm fire that broke out at an Arden-area strip mall Saturday morning "incendiary in nature."
According to Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District spokeswoman Michelle Eidam, it happened just after 5 a.m. Saturday on the 900 block of Howe Avenue.
Metro Fire Crews responded to a report of visible flames in the area. When they arrived, they found multiple structures engulfed in flames.
Crews forced their way into the building, eventually extinguishing the fire.
Two structures were damaged, but crews were able to prevent the fire from spreading.
According to Sac Metro Fire Battalion Chief Patrick Ellis, the fire caused between $100,000 and $200,000 in damage.
There were no reported injuries.