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Fire officials say cleared area prevented damage to south Sacramento County homes

Fire officials credited the owner of vacant property with preventing fire damage to south Sacramento County homes by discing a line along fences.

A fire in the area of Vintage Park Drive and Stutz Court, west of Elk Grove Florin Road, was contained to 2 acres, said Assistant Chief Patrick Ellis of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire. Protection District.

No structures were damaged by the fire, which was reported just before 5 p.m. and was contained about seven minutes after firefighters arrived on the scene, Ellis said.

By discing the area, the landowner created a fire break that prevented flames from spreading to homes.

“This property owner did what we need to get others to do,” Ellis said.