Another Parkway Fire

This one happened on Friday, July 26th and was in Rancho Cordova, as the Sacramento Bee reports, and in a new story today, there is suspicion of arson.

An excerpt.

Firefighters have contained a grass fire that burned about 40 acres in the American River Parkway, south of the river in the Rancho Cordova area.

Capt. Chris Quinn of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said the fire was reported about 2 p.m. The first crews arriving spotted what appeared to be two fires, one burning near the El Manto Drive access to the parkway, north of Coloma Road, and the other to the west, near the Rossmoor access.

Additional personnel and resources were requested, including a helicopter and dozers. Quinn said the fires quickly merged into one fire.

He said the fire was burning in an area of grass and oak trees with rolling hills and river rock tailings. The wind-driven fire spread quickly, but, fortunately, Quinn said, it was driven north toward the river and not toward the residential area to the south. It was contained in about two hours.

No homes were threatened and no one was injured.

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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