100 firefighters battled Sonoma Co. grassfire

September 9, 2010 1:36:33 PM PDT
Firefighters struggled to control a grassfire that spread to more than 5 acres in Sonoma County south of Sebastopol on Wednesday afternoon.

About 100 firefighters responded to a 1:22 p.m. call that grass was burning near a vineyard at 2765 Blucher Valley Road, which is in an unincorporated part of Sonoma County, Cal Fire spokesman Michael Selmi said.

The blaze was going to be contained to 2 acres, Selmi said, but spot fires caused more than 3 additional acres to burn.

Six engines, four planes, and three hand crews were used to help battle the fire.

Firefighters contained the fire at about 2:40 p.m., and put it out at about 7 p.m.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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