Sacto 9-1-1
July 9, 2013
Three grass fires keep Roseville fire crews on the run

Roseville firefighters were kept busy this afternoon, responding to three grass fires, the first two of which started within 10 minutes of each other.

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged, according to a Fire Department news release.

The first grass fire began about 2 p.m. along Linda Creek near Cirby Way and Rocky Ridge Drive. Because it was rapidly spreading, seven engines, 28 firefighters and a helicopter from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District responded to the 3-acre fire.

The second fire began about 2:10 pm. near Sculpture Park and the intersection of Eureka Road and North Sunrise Avenue. It was confined to a half acre, fire officials reported.

Both fires were contained by 2:40 p.m.

The third fire began about 3:30 p.m. on undeveloped land near Fiddyment Road and Westhills Drive and burned 2 acres. Three engines and 10 firefighters responded, containing the fire by 4 p.m.

All three fires are considered suspicious and are under investigation, fire officials said.

In addition to Sacramento Metro Fire, several neighboring agencies assisted the Roseville department in the firefighting and fire response coverage, including the Rocklin and South Placer fire departments, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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