Bird hits power line, sparks small grass fires in Rio Linda

A bird hitting a power line, then falling to the ground sparked two small grass fires Friday morning in Rio Linda.

The fires near 16th and Q streets burned between a total of about 4 acres, according to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.

An investigator called to the scene found the remains of a bird where the fire began, said Capt. Michelle Eidam, fire district spokeswoman.

Eidam added incidents like these happen each summer in dry, grassy areas where there are power lines.

Alejandra Reyes-Velarde: 916-321-1005