By Richie Ramos

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.

According to the Vacaville Fire Department, the fire jumped I-80 and burned from eastbound I-80 to Weber and Lewis Roads.

“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.

Details regarding the firefighter’s injury were not released. It was only described as minor.

Comments (2)
  1. fozzynok says:

    Smoking needs to be restricted to their homes. They have the problem, no one else.

  2. Anon says:

    Although I disagree that people should be penalized for smoking, due to the fact that I have many people in my family who smoke and who are good people who suffer from substance abuse. I do agree that smoking should be kept for home purposes. Although I understand the stress throughput the day, a cigarette can wait. It just isn’t worth being at cause for a fire or something crazy with the times we are living in today. Everything is so unpredictable. Plus smoking is so unattractive anyways, and no one likes a car that smells like smoke.

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