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Citrus Heights News Briefs: camps, parade, job opp, duplex fire

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Citrus Heights Community Marching Band members travel along Auburn Boulevard on Saturday during the annual Howl-o-Ween Parade. // Image credit: Supervisor Sue Frost

Latest Citrus Heights news briefs include a residential fire on a side street off Fair Oaks Boulevard, CHPD offering a new tool for residents to report illegal camping and graffiti, the Citrus Heights Community Marching Band holding its annual parade on Auburn Boulevard, and another job opportunity with the city.

Fire damages duplex on St. Philomena Way
Nearly a dozen fire trucks and emergency vehicles responded to the scene of a well-involved duplex fire on St. Philomena Way in Citrus Heights on Wednesday afternoon. By 3 p.m., firefighters had the blaze extinguished and were removing personal items and boxes out the home and garage. Although the home appeared to be largely salvageable, two large holes could be seen cut in the roof and another large hole could be seen where a portion of the roof had collapsed from fire damage. A cause of fire and damage estimate was not posted on Metro Fire’s social media pages, but a police sergeant on scene said at least one occupant was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Citrus Heights PD announce homeless camps, graffiti can now be reported via app
Police announced on Friday that community members can now report graffiti and illegal camps via the Citrus Heights Police Department’s mobile apps. The department reminded those making submissions to include a location and said photographs “greatly assist” officers in responding to the issue being reported. (See announcement)

City seeks applications for part-time custodian position
The City of Citrus Heights announced it is hiring a part-time facility and grounds custodian to handle routine maintenance and cleaning of specified buildings and facilities. The position would also be responsible for moving furniture and equipment, as well as set-up and tear-down for various activities and events. The ideal candidate is described as someone who is knowledgeable in the operation of custodial equipment and who is able to “work independently in the absence of supervision.” Hourly pay for the position is listed as $15.80 – $20.50, with partial participation in the city’s benefit program at a pro-rated level of 75 percent. (See job listing)

More briefly:
The Citrus Heights Community Marching Band held its annual Howl-o-Ween parade and festival on Saturday, kicking off the parade at 9 a.m. on Auburn Boulevard and winding up with a festival in Rusch Park until 3 p.m.

Sunrise Marketplace also held their Sunrise Crafts, Carvings & Carnival event outside Sunrise Mall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event was held in conjunction with a multi-day fall carnival, which will continue through Oct. 22nd outside the mall.

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