Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Grass Fires Across Sacramento...

The windy day has caused random grass fires across the Sacramento region Tuesday with gusts up to 30 miles an hour and temperatures in the mid to lower 80s. A breaking news fire occurred just after 10 a.m. in Stockton at the Quail Lakes area near March Lane and I-5 destroying many homes and condominium's in the surrounding area. Fire crews believe that the fire started by embers carried by the wind, and neighbors reporting drivers throw cigarettes out the window along the Interstate constantly.
Another fire that broke out was in East Sacramento County near Bradshaw and Elder Creek road that injured a fire captain from the Sacramento Metro Fire Department on scene and burned over 1,000 acres and many rural homes in the area. And a fire in Butte County also burned 1,000 acres off of Highway 70, about 160 fire fighters were called in to calm down the fire.
Grass fires also broke along I-5 and Del Paso Blvd in Natomas where a small fire was causing visibility problems for drivers, and the CHP had shut down northbound lanes of I-5 for nearly half an hour.

So obviously another busy day at the assignment desk gathering and receiving information, and the first 10 minutes in each newscast was about the various fires in the area...the destruction hit the most was in Stockton again, many homes burned and threatened.

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