2-acre grass fire contained after burning Sloughhouse outbuilding, officials say

Firefighters contained a vegetation fire that spread to and damaged an outbuilding structure in the Sloughhouse area Monday morning, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said in tweets.

The fire grew to about 2 acres before it was contained by 11:15 a.m., according to Metro Fire. It ignited about 10:30 a.m. near residences on Cresthill Drive, south of Highway 16 between Grant Line and Sloughhouse roads in east Sacramento County.

Video posted by Metro Fire to social media shows that a shed became involved in the grass fire, with its walls charred and smoke seen billowing out of its doors and windows.

Fire engines, water tankers and a helicopter were dispatched to the scene.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.