SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS SF/CBS13) — Fire crews in Sacramento County were making some headway on a fast-moving, wind-driven grass fire burning in east Sacramento County Friday afternoon, CBS Sacramento reports.
The so-called Grant Fire started near Grant Line Road and Kiefer Boulevard in the town of Sloughhouse and prompted some evacuations, according to fire officials.
As of around 6 p.m., CBS Sacramento was reporting that crews had stopped forward progress on the fire.
As of around 4:30 p.m., Cal Fire said the fire had burned approximately 4,500 acres and was about 30% contained.
4:30 P M. Update:
0 reports of structures damaged pic.twitter.com/EpNe0ZYmkL
— CAL FIRE AEU (@CALFIREAEU) June 12, 2020
Units from Sacramento Metro Fire and Cal Fire are at the scene.
Evacuations were being ordered in the area of Glory Road, according to Sacramento Fire. Additional road closures and evacuations were anticipated, according to fire officials.
The fire has moved beyond Pleasant Hill Ln moving towards Prarie City Rd. This is wind driven. Motorists should avoid the area, occupants should take shelter in defensible areas without combustible vegetation, and residents should not return to their properties in the area.
— Metro Fire of Sacramento (@metrofirepio) June 12, 2020
Folsom fire officials said the fire had jumped Scott Road and crews were working to prevent the blaze from jumping White Rock Road.
According to Caltrans, the fire has shut down southbound exits to East Bidwell and Prairie City Roads on Highway 50. Drivers should watch out for traffic slowdown near those exits. Highway 50 remains open, only those exits are closed at this time.
#TrafficAlert 🚒🚨Wild Fire has shutdown SB traffic to East Bidwell and Prairie City Roads off SAC U.S. Hwy 50. Watch for traffic slowdown near these exits. No ETO. The mainline on U.S. 50 is still open. @chp_esac @CityofRCordova @SacCountyCA @CityofFolsom
— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) June 12, 2020