Winters Fire seeks information about open field grass fire

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Winters Fire Department was dispatched to a reported grass fire in the open field across from the 700 block on Taylor Street on May 16 at 1:42 p.m. Fire Chief Brad Lopez said the grass fire was being driven by strong southwest winds at approximately 10-15 mph. He structures along Dry Creek Lane were in immediate threat and in the fires path, which triggered a second alarm response of mutual aid agencies. Responding agencies included West Plainfield FPD, Dixon Fire, Vacaville FD, Vacaville FPD, Davis Fire, UCD Fire, Madison Fire and Woodland Fire. “Our immediate priority was life safety and structure defense. We did initiate the evacuation of four residential homes along the westside of Dry Creek Lane until the fire department could bring the fire under control,” Lopez told the Express. According to Lopez, approximately 1.5 acres were burned. There were no injuries or damage to any structures. However, a power pole and fence post were damaged in the fire. PG&E was requested to respond due to a power pole being impacted.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation. WFD is asking if anyone has information relating to this incident to please contact them at 530-795-4131. With fire season here, Lopez advises residents to provide a 100 foot clearance of dry vegetation around homes and structures. “This was a fast moving fire and fortunately the fire department was able to quickly intervene and prevent homes from potentially burning,” Lopez said. “Had this fire been in the middle of summer with elevated temperatures and low humidity we might not have been as fortunate.”]]>

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