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Rancho Cordova grass fire burns nearly 8 acres in afternoon blaze

Fire crews respond to grass fire near Mather Golf Course

Fire crews including a bulldozer and a helicopter responded to a blaze in Rancho Cordova on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 7.
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Fire crews including a bulldozer and a helicopter responded to a blaze in Rancho Cordova on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 7.

A 7.5-acre grass fire was started Tuesday near the Mather Golf Course in Rancho Cordova, according to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at Woodring and Zinfandel roads at 3:30 p.m., department spokesman Brian Gonzalves said. No structures were damaged, and no one was injured.

Forward progress of the fire has stopped, Gonzalves said, though firefighters were still on scene as of 4:15 p.m. ensuring that smoldering areas have been fully extinguished.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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