Homes threatened in Roseville fire
ROSEVILLE, CA – A fast moving grass fire is threatening homes in the Woodcreek Oaks area of Roseville.
On Tuesday Roseville Fire found themselves fighting another fire that is threatening homes in area of Woodcreek Oaks. Fire has deployed a number of engines to protect structures in the area. One area in particular is Jelly Bean and Cedar Springs courts.
UPDATED (12:10 a.m.) – The fire damaged close to 4 acres. Thirty-five fire fighters were able to bring the blaze under control and successfully protect several homes that were threatened.
The fire started near the Woodcreek golf course. An off duty fireman saw smoke in the area and called it in. The circumstances around the fire are considered suspicious and cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Roseville has been plagued with a number of fires since June, including a fire at Maido Park that burned 30 acres and damaged four homes and a structure. That fire took over 180 fire fighters and assistance from Sac Metro Fire, Cal Fire, Rocklin, South Placer, Loomis and Penryn Fire.
Earlier this morning, Placer County Fire responded to the area of Walerga and PFE Roads where neighbors were able to keep a grass fire from spreading, original reports were that a structure was involved, but that’s unclear at this time. The fire is currently under investigation.
A 17-year-old Roseville teen was arrested for lighting one of three grass fires that started on July 9. Police said they are investigating a possible connection between the teen and the Maidu fire as well as other recent fires in the area.
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