Sacramento fire crews battled several grass fires Sunday afternoon

At least three separate grass fires kept Sacramento County firefighters busy on Sunday. All three fires were near homeless encampments that had to be evacuated, authorities said. No one has been reported to be injured. At least 14 acres burned near Mather Boulevard and Douglas Boulevard, which is northeast of Mather Regional Park. Ground and air crews worked to put out the fire, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said. A second vegetation fire burned behind a gated community in Carmichael. The approximately three-acre fire started around the area of ​​Sarah Court Park along the American River, Metro Fire said. Forward progress has been stopped. A third grass fire burned near Elkhorn Boulevard in North Highlands, Metro Fire said.It’s unclear how many acres have burned. Authorities are investigating the cause of all three fires. No other details have been released.

At least three separate grass fires kept Sacramento County firefighters busy on Sunday.

All three fires were near homeless encampments that had to be evacuated, authorities said. No one has been reported to be injured.

At least 14 acres burned near Mather Boulevard and Douglas Boulevard, which is northeast of Mather Regional Park. Ground and air crews worked to put out the fire, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said.

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Metro Fire crews are onscene of a grass fire at Mather Blvd and Douglas Blvd. Fire attack has been initiated from ground and air resources. A homeless encampment has been searched and cleared, no injuries reported. pic.twitter.com/g2PCG6BUqL

— Metro Fire of Sacramento (@metrofirepio) June 20, 2022

A second vegetation fire burned behind a gated community in Carmichael.

The approximately three-acre fire started around the area of ​​Sarah Court Park along the American River, Metro Fire said. Forward progress has been stopped.

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3-4 acres total, the forward progress is stopped, and crews are extinguishing hot spots. The fire threatened several homeless encampments, but fortunately the camps were evacuated without any injuries. The fire is under investigation. pic.twitter.com/Je3wgHlOxN

— Metro Fire of Sacramento (@metrofirepio) June 19, 2022

A third grass fire burned near Elkhorn Boulevard in North Highlands, Metro Fire said.

It’s unclear how many acres have burned.

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Metro Fire crews are onscene off Elkhorn Blvd in North Highlands of another grass fire in the vicinity of a homeless encampment. Crews are initiating fire attack. An investigator had been dispatched out to investigate. pic.twitter.com/2BzuuX5xWq

— Metro Fire of Sacramento (@metrofirepio) June 20, 2022

Authorities are investigating the cause of all three fires.

No other details have been released.

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