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Crews contain three-alarm grass fire in Elk Grove

Fire crews from the Cosumnes, Sacramento and Sacramento Metro fire departments have contained a three-alarm grass fire at Bruceville Road and Big Horn Boulevard in Elk Grove.

Deputy Chief Mike McLaughlin of the Cosumnes Fire Department said there are structures on two sides of the area where there fire is burning but none has been affected by the fire. The second and third alarms were issued because of the potential for the fire to spread to a large area, he said.

The fire was reported contained about 2:35 p.m., but fire officials said crews would remain at the scene for several hours to mop up.

The area of Bruceville Road near Big Horn was closed to traffic and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy