Grass Fire at Cal Expo on July 4, 2014Loading
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    A helicopter drops retardant as smoke billows toward the northwest on Levee Road past the race track and agricultural buildings and near the Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo. A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds on Saturday, July 4, 2014. The fire led officials to cancel the sold-out Sacramento Republic game but allow the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show to continue as planned. The grass fire apparently started about a quarter mile east of Business 80 near the Bushy Lake area. There are no reports of injuries or structural damage, according to Roberto Padilla, spokesman for the Sacramento Fire Department.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    Smoke billows northwest on Levee Road past the race track and agricultural buildings and near the Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo. A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    A man holding his possessions leaves the mobile campgrounds at Cal Expo after chatting with a police officer at the scene on Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    A man carries a box with his possessions as he evacuates from the mobile camp grounds near Cal Expo. A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    Cherri Seely, right, a California Expo State Fair Security guard, covers her face as she keeps watch on Levee Road near the race track at Cal Expo. A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    Smoke billows northwest on Levee Road past the race track and agricultural buildings and near the Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo. A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    Smoke billows North West on Levee Road past the race track and agricultural buildings and near the Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo on Saturday, July 4, 2014.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    A Sacramento Firefighter stops on Levee Road as smoke billows from the grass fire that jumped the Levee earlier near the California State Fair race track. A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. The fire led officials to cancel the sold-out Sacramento Republic game but allow the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show to continue as planned. The grass fire apparently started about a quarter mile east of Business 80 near the Bushy Lake area. There are no reports of injuries or structural damage, according to Roberto Padilla, spokesman for the Sacramento Fire Department.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    Smoke billows northwest on Levee Road past the race track and agricultural buildings and near the Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo. A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    Smoke billows North West on Levee Road past the race track and agricultural buildings and near the Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo on Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • American Rivewr parkway fire burns in the 4th
    A Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department helicopter drops its load of water on a hot spot on the American River Parkway, south of Cal Expo as fire burns through thick, dry grass and trees as beach goers stand and watch the activities during one of the biggest holiday's of the year on Friday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
  • American River parkway fire burns in the 4th
    Two men who relax on the shore of the American River watch as a fire on the American River Parkway, south of Cal Expo burns through thick, dry grass and trees during one of the biggest holiday's of the year on Friday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Randy Pench | rpench@sacbee.com
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    Sacramento firefighters climb on top of a truck for a better view over Levee Road from the mobile camping area at near Cal Expo. A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    A Sacramento firefighter stands near burned trees and ground after battling the grass fire off of Levee Road. A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    Sacramento firefighters contain a blaze that burned cars near the race track at Cal Expo. A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. The fire led officials to cancel the sold-out Sacramento Republic game but allow the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show to continue as planned. The grass fire apparently started about a quarter mile east of Business 80 near the Bushy Lake area. There are no reports of injuries or structural damage, according to Roberto Padilla, spokesman for the Sacramento Fire Department.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    Sacramento firefighters contain a blaze near the Race Track of Cal Expo. A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    Smoke billows as Sacramento firefighters contain a blaze that jumped Levee Road near the race track at California State Fairgrounds burning several cars in its wake. A grass fire burning on the south side of Cal Expo forced the evacuation of the fairgrounds Saturday, July 4, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif. The fire led officials to cancel the sold-out Sacramento Republic game but allow the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show to continue as planned. The grass fire apparently started about a quarter mile east of Business 80 near the Bushy Lake area. There are no reports of injuries or structural damage, according to Roberto Padilla, spokesman for the Sacramento Fire Department.
    Renée C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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