Solano County

Firefighters Knock Down Three-Alarm Brush Fire in Solano County

Firefighters in Solano County knocked down a fast-moving three-alarm brush fire in Suisun City that was burning some structures and threatening others.

The fire was reported about 4:15 p.m. near the 500 block of Bella Vista Drive in Suisun City. Some of the burn lines could be seen reaching all the way up to the property lines at a sports complex, where some structures were damaged by flames.

"We were worried about some of the structures on the sports complex," Suisun City fire Chief Mike O'Brien said. "As it is, the buildings we lost were not in use. A debate was going on about what they were going to do with them, so the city is not terribly disappointed that they're gone."

The fire also burned near a group of cows on one property, but the animals were able to avoid the flames and were safe, O'Brien said. The fire burned about 50 acres total, including about 15-20 acres on Travis Air Force Base.

The fire started in a tree between two homes, O'Brien said. He said embers from the burning tree were carried by the wind to an open field of dry grass at Travis.

No injuries to residents or firefighters were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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