Fires

100-acre grass fire near Sacramento International Airport nearly contained

A grass fire that broke out near the Sacramento International Airport near Metro Air Parkway and Skyking Road on Friday is nearing full containment, according to the Sacramento Fire Department.

The two-alarm fire started just east of an Amazon warehouse on West Elkhorn Boulevard. The fire has burned about 100 acres and was almost fully contained by 6 p.m. No structures were threatened and airport operations were unaffected, fire officials said.

West Elkhorn Boulevard was shut down as crews fought the fire, according to CHP logs.

The fire is several miles west of a larger grass fire burning between Elverta and Roseville. That fire, called the Baseline Fire, is at 604 acres and 95 percent containment.

Mack Ervin III covers breaking news and high school sports for The Bee. A journalism student at Sacramento State, he follows auto racing and most other sports.
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