Grass Fire Chars 36 Acres Along American River Parkway

Firefighters were able to contain a grass fire along the American River Parkway — the third large grass fire since July 4 — to 36 acres.

Sacramento City Fire Department spokesperson Roberto Padilla said the blaze broke out about 1:30 p.m. Saturday behind a Costco store near Tribute and Canterbury roads.

The fire sent a large plume of smoke in the sky that was visible from Downtown Sacramento.

More than 20 engines and at least 80 firefighters from the Sacramento City Fire Department, West Sacramento Fire Department, Sacramento Metro Fire Department and Cosumnes Fire Department worked to put out the flames.

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