Sparks firefighters arrived at 3898 Whispering Wind Drive and began taking down the kitchen ceiling after finding no one inside the residence. The attic fire did not have a chance to run through the entire attic, according to Fire Marshal Bob King. The origin of the fire has been determined to be in the attic, but the site is still under investigation as to how the fire started.
The call was dispatched to SFD by a neighbor, who later reported that the residents of the home were on vacation. Eighteen personnel responded to the scene and a fire truck extended its ladder above the house in preparation for roof ventilation, but it was not needed as crews were able to extinguish the fire inside the house.