Firefighters battle trio of fires

The Sacramento Fire Department had an active Sunday battling three fires, the largest of which burned an acre and a half near the American River Parkway north of the Sacramento River.

The parkway call came in at 7:04 p.m., said Capt. David Dolson, a spokesman for the department. The fire, which started in a dry creek bed, was quickly knocked down by firefighters in part because crews were familiar with the area after having fought previous fires in the area, Dolson said.

No damage was reported to overhead power transmission lines and no injures were reported Dolson said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but Dolson said the number of previous fires in the area and along the parkway suggests arson might be the cause.

The department also battled small fires in South Sacramento and near the Sacramento State campus.