A gardener using a lawn mower reportedly sparked a two acre fire behind a home on Siefker Ct. off of Grant Line Rd. in the Elk Grove community of Sheldon. The fire broke out about 5:00PM on Friday, during the hottest part of the day in dry weeds. Ironically, it appeared the weeds were being cut to provide a fire safety perimeter.
Five engines from Consumnes Fire and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire responded. Also on scene was a Sac Metro helicopter which made at least one water drop.
This is the second fire I have seen on my drive home this week. There was another on Monday on the east side of Highway 99 near Jahant Road. With the lack of rain this season and very dry conditions fire danger is extremely high. Please be careful and smart.
Firefighters managed to knock the fire down quickly. By the time I arrived the fire was mostly out and they were concentrating on mopping up.
Tall grass was being cut to help prevent fires like this.