On Wednesday afternoon, tenants were evacuated from the Town and Country strip mall in Arden Arcade (on Fulton) due to safety and building code violations.
Some were given minutes to leave, like Albertina Mendez who told CBS 13 she was told to “get everything from your building, cause they’re evacuating.”
Another tenant expressed his disappointment with the building owners for not maintaining it up to code.
Sac Metro Fire Captain Chris Vestal said the safety and building code violations were so terrible they warranted immediate evacuation. Issues span from non-functional sprinklers to a second floor railing about to collapse.
The violations were discovered after a permit was filed for a special event.
Until the building owner brings the structure up to code, it will likely remain closed.