VACAVILLE (CBS13) – Improperly discarded cigarettes were determined as the cause of a 90-acre fire that threatened homes in Vacaville, jumped Interstate 80 and injured a firefighter on Friday.
The Midway Fire burned near Midway Road and Interstate 80. Forward progress was stopped by around 3:45 p.m.READ MORE: 'Positivity, Acceptance And Love': Lodi Announces Location Of City's First-Ever Pride Festival
According to the Vacaville Fire Department, the fire jumped I-80 and burned from eastbound I-80 to Weber and Lewis Roads.READ MORE: Fans Back In Stands At All American Speedway In Roseville
“One careless act by one person that affected so many and wreaked havoc to many Friday evening commutes, didn’t have to be,” the fire department said in a Facebook post confirming the cause.MORE NEWS: 1 Injured In Highway 50 Crash That Caused Major Backups In Sacramento
Details regarding the firefighter’s injury were not released. It was only described as minor.