Fast-Moving Grass Fire Burns Half-Dozen Homes In Fairfield

CBS13 | CBS Sacramento

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FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A fast-moving fire in Fairfield burned six homes, but police and firefighters were able to keep it from getting much worse.

There were flames leaping a tree in a backyard, forcing dozens to evacuate, as more than 200 firefighters from several different counties rushed to Marigold Drive to stop the blaze.

But the wind wasn’t helping.

“With the wind, you have a lot of unburned fuels and embers that fly in the air,” says Bobby Silva with Fairfield Fire.

“From grass fire on the freeway to when it caught the tree on fire to the roof of that house,” said witness Fred Algar, “and then it actually jumped a fence over here.”

After it went over the sound wall from Interstate 80, the fire destroyed two homes, and damaged three others.

“You could see a large cloud of smoke coming up from…

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