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Bike trail riders should avoid scene of grass fire along American River

Bicycle commuters were being asked to avoid the bike trail near Del Paso Boulevard Friday morning as Sacramento Fire Department crews mopped up a grass fire in the area.

The 2-alarm blaze broke out about 4:30 a.m. Friday near Del Paso Boulevard and the bike trail in brush, grass and trees. The dry conditions, heavy vegetation and a moderate morning breeze spread the fire into the canopy of the trees for a time.

No structures were ever threatened, according to a tweet from the fire department. Firefighters had knocked down the fire by 7 a.m. and were making sure all hotspots were fully extinguished.

Large trees had to be cut down where the fire swept through part of parkway this morning.