Sacramento Fire Department personnel respond to a bakery department fire Tuesday afternoon at Safeway on Alhambra Boulevard. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Sacramento Fire Department personnel respond to a bakery department fire Tuesday afternoon at Safeway on Alhambra Boulevard. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com

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Firefighters respond to blaze in midtown Safeway bakery

By Benjy Egel

begel@sacbee.com

November 21, 2017 02:13 PM

UPDATED November 21, 2017 02:51 PM

An oven fire shut down production Tuesday afternoon at a midtown Safeway’s bakery department.

The fire began about1:10 p.m. at 1025 Alhambra Blvd. but was contained to the oven and stovetop, said Chris Harvey, Sacramento Fire Department spokesman. Employees put it out with a hood extinguishing system as firefighters raced to the scene.

“We’re talking about a very small fire, just a range-top cooking fire here,” Harvey said. “The initial report of it being something larger turned out to be false.”

Food service will be suspended while the bakery is cleaned. There were no injuries or structural damage, Harvey said. No cause to the fire had been identified as of 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel