Many of the past fires in the Parkway are suspected to have been started by illegal camper’s and the area where the fire started is an illegal camping area; so, hoping that is not the cause—considering the good work the county has been doing lately to remove illegal campers from the Parkway— we wait to see how the investigation determines this one came about.
An excerpt from the Sacramento Bee story.
A large grass fire blazed along the American River Parkway north of downtown Thursday but caused no injuries and threatened no homes.
As of 9 p.m., firefighters from agencies throughout the Sacramento area had the 100-acre fire fully contained.
They stopped the forward progress of the fire, and expected to mop up troublesome hot spots into this morning.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation….
Sacramento-area firefighters respond to the parkway occasionally when a spark from homeless encampments, train tracks, arsonists or heavy machinery ignites vegetation, he said.