Fires

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 »

Fire burns two acres near South Course

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About two acres of brush burned in a blaze that broke out about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in a dry, grassy area between the Cosumnes River and Holes 1 and 2 of the South Course.  Golfers and spectators watched from cart paths and the course as Metro Fire Copter 2 dropped water on the flames and crews from Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District and Cal Fire brought the fire under control. The fire did not involve the golf course or nearby homes.  Sac Metro Battalion 14 Chief Chris Siler said at the scene that the cause of the fire hadn't been determined, but heavy brush and the amount of people and activity in the area made for "a lot of possibilities."

Fire chars an acre near Country Club

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Fire ignited near the upper parking lot of the Country Club about noon Monday and charred about an acre of dry grass. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crews brought the fire under control and Cal Fire crews established a fire break between the burned area and the remaining dry grass. No cause has been determined, according to fire officials at the scene. When a fire occurred in the same area last month, fire officials advised residents to exercise caution in dry areas.

Fire chars acreage near Country Club

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A fire broke out by the Rancho Murieta Country Club about 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and consumed about three acres of dry grass along Alameda Drive between the upper parking lot of the Country Club and the golf course bordering Murieta Parkway. The club and the golf course were not damaged. Sac Metro Battalion 14 Chief Charles Jenkins said at the scene that firefighters were looking for the source of the fire and he advised residents to be aware of dry conditions and not to smoke or use equipment that generates sparks in dry areas. Crews from Sac Metro and Cal Fire responded to the fire, which was quickly brought under control. The area was also hit by fire last year. (Click thumbnail photo to see larger image.)

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