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Blaze Along American River Parkway Contained At 2 Acres

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8 a.m. Crews have contained a vegetation fire burning along the American Parkway just east of Discovery Park Tuesday morning. 

Chris Harvey with the Sacramento Fire Department says the fire has been contained at about 2 acres. Crews are expected to continue mop-up work throughout the morning. 

The fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m. as a grass fire. By the time crews arrived in the area, flames had gotten into trees and heavy vegetation.

Harvey says firefighters were having some difficulties extinguishing the fire once it got into the trees and limbs started falling. Crews are currently lighting a backfire to stop the blaze from spreading north.

No structures were threatened and no injuries have been reported.

-Capital Public Radio Staff

7: 30 a.m. The Sacramento Fire Department says crews are fighting a vegetation fire Tuesday morning along the American River Parkway just east of Discovery Park.

The blaze was reported shortly after 6 a.m. 

Chris Harvey, with the Sacramento Fire Department, says the blaze is burning about a quarter to half a mile east of Discovery Park on the north side of the American River. 

Crews arriving at the scene found that the fire moved into heavy vegation -- into trees and undergrowth brush. 

The fire is approximately 1 to 1.5 acres. No structures are threatened and there are no reported injuries.

-Capital Public Radio Staff