A fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at a Sierra Waste recycling and transfer station in south Sacramento and grew to a three-alarm blaze as about 75 firefighters from multiple agencies joined the battle.
Temperatures climbed into the triple digits Tuesday as Sacramento firefighters battled a series of blazes along the American River Parkway and the Wragg fire flared up near Lake Berryessa, prompting evacuations.
Pat Ehlers of the Nevada County Fairgrounds animal shelter for animals displaced during the Lowell Fire in Nevada County thanks volunteers and community for their help. Video by Hector Amezcua, The Sacramento Bee
20-acre grass fire burned Tuesday morning along the American River Parkway west of Cal Expo. No structures were burned and no injuries were reported. Cause is undetermined. Video via Periscope by Sacramento Fire Department spokesman firefighter-paramedic Chris Harvey.
The number of California wildfires so far this year is up, but the acreage burned is smaller, the result of favorable weather and more firefighters who can quickly be dispatched to corral flames, fire officials say.
A grass fire burning in the area of Browning Street and Locust Road near the Sacramento-Placer county line forced evacuations of some homes in the area of Elverta on Monday, July 27, 2015. Video by Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department.
Sacramento Fire Department Engine 316 on a strike team assignment at the Lowell fire in Nevada County captures images of a Cal Fire air tanker dropping retardant along the line this morning. Video courtesy of Sacramento Fire Department.
Fire season in Northern California hit full bore Saturday, as yet another wildfire erupted near Colfax about 2:30 p.m. and quickly consumed 1,500 acres of forest north of Interstate 80 from Gold Run to Alta.