Fires

Grass fire on Jackson Road doused quickly

South Course fire

[Updated 4:25 p.m.] Firefighters responded quickly to a small grass fire along Jackson Road Saturday afternoon. The fire, reported just before 3 p.m., was being mopped up 40 minutes later. The blaze burned along Jackson Road and scorched a stretch on the South Course's 15th Hole. Rancho Murieta Security helped direct traffic in the area, which was reduced to one lane by the firefighting operation.

Large fire is burning in Amador County

The smoky smell we've been experiencing since midnight is due to a fast-moving fire on the county line between Amador and El Dorado counties. Hundreds have been evacuated, and more than 1,300 acres have burned.  More from KCRA  |  More from sacbee

Training exercises will set fires in area

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says firefighters will be conducting “live fire” training exercises this month in areas near Rancho Murieta. The exercises are part of the Cal Fire Vegetation Management Plan, an agreement Cal Fire has entered into with the neighboring Van Vleck ranch, the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center, and the Prairie City OHV State Park, located on White Rock Road in Rancho Cordova. Read more »

Fire doused quickly on Jackson Road

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Firefighters responded to a small grass fire at Stonehouse and Jackson roads around 3 p.m. Friday and quickly put out the blaze, which erupted at the foot of a power pole.  Bryan Thomson, Sac Metro Fire public information officer, said they were looking to SMUD for an answer as to how the fire started.  Parts of Rancho Murieta experienced a brief power outage at about the same time.

Safeguard your pets with emergency stickers

Pet sticker

Decals that alert emergency personnel to the presence of pets in a house are now available by contacting sheriff’s volunteers at the James L. Noller Safety Center. The decals are three-inch, self-stick squares with the seal of the sheriff’s department. They contain spaces for residents to fill in the number of dogs, cats or other animals in a household and an emergency phone number. Read more »

Neighbors spot fire, limit it to garage

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A fire at a home on Abierto Drive was contained to the garage Sunday afternoon, thanks to quick action by neighbors who fought the flames until firefighters arrived. “The neighbors saved the day,” Sac Metro Station 59 Firefighter Tom Niklewski said at the scene. It was next-door neighbor Justin Welter who saw flames coming from the open garage about 1:30 p.m. and sounded the alarm. He was  joined by neighbors and his brother Richard in fighting the flames with garden hoses and pulling items from the garage. The homeowners were not at home when the fire started. The cause of the fire is undetermined, according to firefighters. A new garage door opener with battery backup that was sitting on the garage floor is being looked at as a possible cause.

Classes on how to deal with threat of wildfire

A community workshop, "Assessing Residential Wildfire Hazards," will be held at Rancho Murieta Fire Station 59 Oct. 7, Oct. 21 and Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is one of the public education courses the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is providing as part of preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan funded by a FEMA grant the district recently received. Read more »

Firefighters quickly douse blaze near Club

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Crews from Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District  and Cal Fire responded to a fire on dry grassland by the Country Club shortly before noon Thursday. The burn was limited to less than an acre, and firefighters remarked on the large number of golf balls in the charred field as they performed their work. Fire officials on the scene were trying to determine the cause of the fire, which occurred in an area next to a path between the club maintenance yard and the North Course. It's the fifth fire in dry, grassy areas near the North and South courses in the last three months. See previous fire coverage here.

Fire burns two acres on neighboring ranch

Fire crews responded to a blaze shortly before noon Tuesday at Schneider ranch, across the Cosumnes River from Rancho Murieta Airport. The fire burned about two acres of grassland, according to Capt. Bryan Thomson of Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. The fire was extinguished quickly, he said. Its cause is unknown, and no structures were reported involved, Thomson said.

Crews battle blazes near Village, Yellow Bridge

Fire driving range

A fire burning near the Yellow Bridge can be seen from the driving range in this photo shared by member Jude Gaither.  The shot was taken shortly before fire crews arrived.

Fire crews, including a helicopter, responded at lunchtime Friday to a fast-moving vegetation fire near Poncho Conde Circle in Murieta Village.  Soon after, crews were fighting a fire near the Yellow Bridge on the north side of the Cosumnes. Read more »

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