5-alarm fire burns homes in Northern California

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) – Fire crews have contained a five-acre brush fire that has damaged or destroyed several homes and outbuildings in the Northern California town of Fairfield.

The blaze that broke out Friday afternoon prompted evacuations as it sent huge plumes of black smoke billowing into the air.

The Contra Costa Times reports (http://bit.ly/SZ3XFk ) that fire officials said one home and six outbuildings were destroyed and two other homes were heavily damaged.

Firefighters fought the blaze from both land and air, and CalFire assisted by doing airdrops and used a bulldozer to create fire breaks.

As the fire spread, weekend traffic on both I-680 and I-80 ground to a halt. The fire was contained by 8 p.m. One firefighter suffered a minor injury.

Fairfield is about 40 miles northeast of San Francisco.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s