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Firefighters halt fast-moving fire

Livestock, building spared in 800-acre Sunset Fire
By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
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Early Wednesday afternoon, the dubbed “Sunset Fire” ignited nearly 800 acres in Roseville and the town of Pleasant Grove. The blaze was safely and successfully extinguished by firefighters before it could cause any damage to buildings or cause injury, according to CAL FIRE NEU (Nevada Yuba Placer) incident commander Jim Hudson.

The fire was located on the south end of Brewer Road, adjacent to Sunset Boulevard and Catlett Road in Roseville and Pleasant Grove.

“There was no structural damage in this fire,” Hudson said. “There was also no civilian or firefighters injured in the fire.”

Cattle in the area were safely removed to safe pastures until the fire was extinguished, according to Hudson.  

The hashtag #Sunset fire was trending on Twitter around 1 p.m. Wednesday as fire season ramped up in California with more than 20 wildfires plaguing the state.

The vegetation fire started at approximately 1:02 p.m. Wednesday, as mostly flat pastures and barren fields were burned. The fire was successfully contained at 100 percent in five hours, Hudson said.

Agencies and fire departments involved in putting out the fire included Placer County CAL FIRE, Sac Metro, South Placer, Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln and Wheatland.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to Hudson.