SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Here is the latest on a grass fire that sparked in the Lower American River Parkway Thursday afternoon:
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The Sacramento Fire Department said the flames were mostly put out and crews would remain on scene throughout the night to ensure full extinguishment. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Incident final for Lower American River Parkway: Resources are being released. Extended operation throughout the night to ensure full extinguishment. The cause is under investigation. pic.twitter.com/myFbBMaxly
— Sacramento Fire Department (@SacFirePIO) October 15, 2021
Currently, the Sacramento Fire Department has reported that the fire has covered about 50 acres with 10 percent containment. There is also some long-range spotting south of the American River.READ MORE: Dinosaur Exhibits Open At Sacramento Zoo
Firefighters are currently fighting a two-alarm vegetation fire that’s spreading through the lower part of the American River Parkway to the east of Discovery Park.
According to the Sacramento Fire Department, the fire is spreading at a moderate rate due to the area’s dry and dense vegetation. Currently, assistance is being provided by Sacramento Metro with an air asset and a dozer.MORE NEWS: Homeless Encampments Cause Concern For Local Businesses As Sacramento Shelters Reach Capacity
One building was in danger of being burned, however, firefighters were able to stop the flames from destroying the building. No injuries have occurred so far.