By CBS13 Staff

ELK GROVE (CBS13) – Crews on Wednesday put out a grass fire in Elk Grove that forced evacuations and threatened structures, the Cosumnes Fire Department said.

(credit: Cosumnes Fire Department)

The fire was along Sheldon Road between Waterman Road and Bradshaw Road. The fire burned about 73 acres and was threatening around 20 structures, officials said.

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The department said at around 5 p.m. that forward progress of the fire was stopped. No homes were damaged or destroyed but officials said some outbuildings were burned.

Cosumnes Fire said evacuations were coordinated with Elk Grove police for the area.

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A photo (right) from the fire department shows an aerial view of the burn area.

Cosumnes Fire said the grass fire was upgraded to two alarms and multiple resources were on the scene.

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At this time, it is unclear what started the fire.