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Forty acres of grassland burns in Sloughhouse fire

A fire erupted in Sloughhouse on Sunday, burning 40 acres of grassland and oak trees, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District officials said.

Capt. Michelle Eidam of Metro Fire said there were no injuries in the blaze, which started around 11 a.m. at 14049 Boys Ranch Road, near Rancho Murieta and the county’s shuttered Boys Ranch juvenile detention facility.

“Structures were threatened but not damaged,” Eidam said.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection joined in fighting the fire, Eidam said. The fire was contained around noon with the assistance of eight fire engines, multiple bulldozers and one helicopter, she added.

“There is still a fire burning inside (a containment area), but they will be out there for hours putting out hot spots,” Eidam said Sunday.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Jessica Hice: 916-321-1550, @JesserPea