PLACER COUNTY (CBS SF) — Crews have stopped the forward spread of a fast-moving grass fire in Placer County Friday afternoon, according to authorities.
Cal Fire first posted about the so-called Baseline Fire burning off Baseline Road and Country Acres Lane north of Rio Linda at about 3 p.m.
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) September 20, 2019
The Placer County Sheriff tweeted that Baseline Road was closed between Watt Avenue and Palliday Road because of the fire.
🛑Baseline Road is closed between Watt Avenue and Palliday Rod die to a vegetation fire. Avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/w4qmIa3M6t
— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) September 20, 2019
The Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit tweeted that Cal Fire and Placer County fire crews had worked together to mitigate a structure threat. They received assistance from Sacramento Metro Fire, Rosevile Fire, Penryn Fire and the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
#BaselineFire Baseline Road Country Acres Lane (Placer County). Cal Fire/Placer County firefighters have mitigated the structure threat assisted by Sac Metro Fire, Roseville Fire, Penryn fire, South Placer fire, Placer County Sheriff's Office 150 acres burning in grass. pic.twitter.com/BEsMpSaocU
— CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (@CALFIRENEU) September 20, 2019
As of 4:22 p.m., Cal Fire said the fire was 30 percent contained and had grown to 233 acres, but the forward spread had stopped.
— CAL FIRE PIO (@CALFIRE_PIO) September 20, 2019
An hour later, crews had increased containment to 90 percent. The fire had grown to just over 600 acres.
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) September 21, 2019