Fire crews quickly knocked down a two-alarm fire in Novato on Monday night, according to the Marin County Fire Department.
The Novato Fire District said it was working a "pretty good fire" about 7 p.m. at Sunset Parkway and Shon Court that was close to some homes. Sheriff's deputies evacuated about 15 homes, but no structures were burned, fire officials said.
Marin County Fire said at about 7:30 p.m. the fire had burned about 4 to 5 acres and that the forward progress of the blaze had been stopped. The fire was about 40 percent contained at that time, fire officials said.
One firefighter suffered minor burns to his legs. No other injuries were reported.
Fire crews would remain at the scene overnight for overhaul. The cause of the fire was not known and is being investigated, fire officials said.