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Crews Scramble To Knock Down Blazes Throughout Sacramento Region, Sparks Area


UPDATE 5:08 p.m.: Firefighters have now contained a brush fire near Zinfandel and Douglas Boulevard in Rancho Cordova. The fire broke out about 2:30 p.m. and has consumed around 140 acres according to Sacramento Metro Fire. 

The fire damaged at least two empty buildings.


Original Post: Crews were busy Monday afternoon as they battled several fires in the Sacramento region and in the Sparks area. 

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District reported a 100-acre fire in the Rancho Cordova area. The blaze erupted near Zinfandel Drive and Sunrise Boulevard.

Near Wilton, traffic on Highway 99 was backed up due to a grass fire.

Another grass fire burned near Phillips and Westbrook roads in Roseville. There were no structures threatened in that blaze. 

Meanwhile near Sparks, a fire in the Golden Eagle area prompted a brief voluntary evacuation. That evacuation has since been canceled though the blaze continues to burn.  

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