Several grass fires spark in the Sacramento area on Saturday

Several grass fires broke out in the region on Saturday amid heightened fire weather. Cal Fire crews respond to a fire in Vacaville. The Quail Fire is burning near Quail Canyon Road and Pleasants Valley Road, the agency said. Authorities said it burned about 110 hectares. An evacuation order has been issued for anyone living on Quail Canyon Road and Pleasants Valley Road from Quail Canyon north to Highway 128 and west to the county line. Read more about evacuations here. Authorities are asking anyone driving in the area to be careful with emergency vehicles. Other fires in NorCalCal Fire crews also battled a grass fire in the Loma Rica area on Saturday. That fire burns near Kimberly Road, threatening at least two buildings. The Cosumnes Fire Department said crews are responding to two other fires in Elk Grove and Galt. The first fire was near Highway 99 and Sheldon Road in Elk Grove. Within an hour, firefighters had the 7-hectare fire under control. No one would have been injured. The cause of the fire is being investigated. A second fire is burning near McKenzie Road and Mingo in Galt, according to the Cosumnes Fire Department. It is not yet known whether the fire is under control.| RELATED | Wildfire resources in Northern California 2022: Where to find county evacuation information, maps, warnings and more A third grass fire started around 12:12 a.m. in Davis, according to the West Plainfield Fire Department. The grass fires were ignited during dry conditions and windy northerly winds that pose an increased fire risk. How to Minimize the Fire RiskAcross the region, green fields have turned brown as the grass dries. Grass fires have a chance to spread quickly if a fire breaks out. Firefighters are urging people to exercise caution and ensure they have adequate space around their property. People should not use any electrical equipment during this time and make sure to remove all chains hanging from their car. Cal Fire will also suspend burning permits for burning homes outside from Monday, May 23. This includes Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties. “We are experiencing drought and extreme fires much earlier than normal for this time of year,” Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado division said. “While burning debris is helpful in reducing combustible vegetation, conditions in the Amador-El Dorado unit have reached the point where burning debris presents an unacceptable risk of starting a wildfire.” KCRA’s Fire Threat IndexKCRA 3’s weather team has developed a new tool that the team will use to keep you informed as fire conditions change. It’s called the Fire Threat Index. This gives you an idea of ​​the fire risk on any given day in different areas of our coverage area, so you can plan ahead.| MORE LIKE THIS | 2022 California Wildfire Preparedness Guide: What You Need To Know & How To Stay Safe Learn about our Fire Threat Index and other information to help keep you and your loved ones safe by checking out our “Wildfire Ready” special. Receive the latest nightly updates on the fire threat forecast from Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn on the KCRA 3 News at 11 p.m.

Several grass fires broke out in the region on Saturday amid heightened fire weather.

Cal Fire crews respond to a fire in Vacaville. The Quail Fire is burning near Quail Canyon Road and Pleasants Valley Road, the agency said. Authorities said it burned about 110 hectares.

An evacuation order has been issued for anyone living on Quail Canyon Road and Pleasants Valley Road from Quail Canyon north to Highway 128 and west to the county line.

Read more about evacuations here.

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Authorities are asking anyone driving in the area to be careful with emergency vehicles.

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Other fires in NorCal

Cal Fire teams also battled a grass fire in the Loma Rica area on Saturday.

That fire burns near Kimberly Road and threatens at least two buildings.

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The Cosumnes Fire Department said crews are responding to two other fires in Elk Grove and Galt.

The first fire was near Highway 99 and Sheldon Road in Elk Grove. Within an hour, firefighters had the 7-hectare fire under control.

No one would have been injured. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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A second fire is burning near McKenzie Road and Mingo in Galt, according to the Cosumnes Fire Department. It is not yet known whether the fire is under control.

† RELATED | Resources for 2022 Northern California wildfires: where to find evacuation information, maps, warnings and more

A third grass fire started in Davis around 12:12 a.m., according to the West Plainfield Fire Department.

The grass fires were ignited during dry conditions and windy northerly winds that pose an increased fire risk.

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How to minimize the fire risk?

Throughout the region, green fields have turned brown as the grass dries. Grass fires have a chance to spread quickly if a fire breaks out.

The fire service is calling on people to be careful and ensure they have enough space around their property. People should not use any electrical equipment during this time and make sure to remove all chains hanging from their car.

Cal Fire will also suspend combustion permits for burning homes outdoors from Monday, May 23. This affects the provinces of Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento and San Joaquin.

“We are experiencing drought and extreme fires much earlier than normal for this time of year,” Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado division said. “While burning debris is helpful in reducing flammable vegetation, conditions in the Amador-El Dorado unit have reached the point where burning debris presents an unacceptable risk of starting a wildfire.”

KCRA . Fire Threat Index

The KCRA 3 weather team has developed a new tool that the team will use to keep you informed as fire conditions change. It’s called the Fire Threat Index. This gives you an idea of ​​the fire risk on any given day in different areas of our coverage area, so you can plan ahead.

† MORE LIKE THIS | California Wildfire Preparedness Guide in 2022: What You Need to Know and How to Stay Safe?


Read more about our fireplace threat index and other information to keep you and your loved ones safe by checking out our special “Wildfire Ready”. Receive the latest nightly updates on the fire threat forecast from Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn on the KCRA 3 News at 11 p.m.

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