Sacramento Metro Fire crews responded to a 9-1-1 call just before one o'clock on Wednesday.
Captain Bryan Thompson said they found an aluminum shed fully engulfed in flames behind an elderly-couple's single-story home and the blaze was extending to another shed, a boat, and part of the house,
"Crews were able to pull a line, extinguish the fire, and stop the fire from spreading farther into the house."
They also kept the fire from spreading to the house next door, but not before putting a scare into neighbor Kevin Robinson-Hard who was just returning home at the time,
"We came down Alta-Arden, and I couldn't get onto my street and I saw smoke coming out, and I thought my house caught on fire."
Robinson-Hard didn't seem too concerned about his front door, which had been kicked in by firefighters in their effort to make sure his home was safe.
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