VIDEO: Fairfield apartments evacuated in 4-alarm grass fire near Highway 12

 

FAIRIFLED (KRON) — A four-alarm grass fire that broke out along state Highway 12 in Fairfield Thursday evening, halting traffic and prompting some evacuations, has been extinguished, according to police officials.

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged during the blaze, which was first reported at 5:04 p.m. on a portion of grass along Highway 12, west of Pennsylvania Avenue, police Sgt. Jeff Osgood said.

A passerby reported seeing the grassfire along state Highway 12, west of Pennsylvania Avenue, according to police.

Police are asking drivers to avoid the area. An apartment complex, located at 201 Pennsylvania Ave., has been evacuated, firefighters said.

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The fire, fueled by wind and grass, initially threatened the backyard fences of some homes on James Street and the Fairfield Vista Apartments, located at 201 Pennsylvania Avenue, police said.

Southbound Pennsylvania Avenue between Woolner Avenue and Highway 12 had been closed. Additionally, one of the highway’s westbound lanes was closed in the area. All roads have since been reopened.

Firefighters remain on scene performing mop-up operations.

The grassfire is the second one to occur Thursday in Fairfield.

Earlier this afternoon, at about 2:22 p.m., fire officials reported a seven-acre, three-alarm grassfire in the area of Suisun Valley Road and Business Center Drive, just north of Interstate Highway 80.

That fire has since been brought under control.

No structures were threatened and there are no injuries reported, fire officials said.

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Bay City News contributed to this report.

Video Credit: Darian Pearl

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