Another large vegetation fire breaks out in Vacaville
The fire on Tuesday charred around 10 acres of dry grass before it was contained.
(Photo courtesy PG&E, Graphic by Solano NewsNet)
A four-alarm vegetation fire drew a swift response from Vacaville firefighters on Wednesday.
The fire ignited around 2 p.m. in the area of Pleasants Valley Road and Brehme Lane.
Approximately 10 acres of dry vegetation was charred by the fire before it was brought under control around 6 p.m.
The fire was reportedly started by someone who was target practicing in the area, according to fire dispatches reviewed by Solano NewsNet. It was not clear if the person responsible for starting the fire would be cited or charged.
The fire resulted in an illness of a 24-year-old inmate firefighter, who was taken to an area hospital by ambulance after developing symptoms that were associated with heat exhaustion. Their condition was not known as of Wednesday evening.
It was the second fire to break out along Pleasants Valley Road in less than a week.
Last Saturday, a person using a weed-trimming tool at a ranch along Quail Canyon Road sparked a wildland fire that burned 135 acres.
That fire drew a large firefighting response from across Solano County and resulted in the evacuation of homes in the area.
No structures were burned, and the fire was fully contained by Tuesday.
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