One firefighter was injured Monday afternoon as crews from two Sacramento fire agencies fought a blaze that grew to 65 acres in southeast Sacramento County’s Vineyard area before it was contained, a spokeswoman said.
Capt. Michelle Eidam, spokeswoman for the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, said the fire near Piping Rock Drive and Prairie Dunes Way broke out shortly after 3 p.m. and quickly threatened 30 homes on Prairie Dunes. She said she did not know the extent of the Metro firefighter’s injuries.
The fire burned an area of grasses, shrubs and trees, she said. One outbuilding was destroyed and “structure defense groups” worked to protect the houses in the area. Equipment used in the fight came from Metro Fire and the Cosumnes Community Services District Fire Department in Elk Grove. The agencies used 19 engines, two water tenders, a helicopter and a dozer.
The fire was contained about an hour after it was reported. But Eidam said winds remained erratic.
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The cause of the blaze was not immediately known.