Crews contain large grass fire near Elk Grove correctional facility

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Cosumnes Fire Department crews were dispatched to a large grass fire on Bruceville Road Tuesday morning.

The Cosumnes Fire Department tweeted around 9:40 a.m. that crews were responding to the fire in the area of 11480 Bruceville Rd. between Lambert and Twin Cities Rd.

The fire charred approximately 120 acres near the southeast corner of the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility. No damage was reported to the facility.

Nearby Franklin Field Airport was closed due to heavy smoke in the area.

Investigators determined the cause of the fire to be accidental.


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