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Fire Department Quickly Extinguishes River Street Vegetation Fire

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Firefighters from the Susanville Fire Department were called out to a vegetation fire in the area of South Sacramento and River Streets Thursday, and made quick work of the blaze, stopping the spread and keeping the flames away from homes in the neighborhood.

The vegetation fire was reported at around 5:00p.m., and Engine 621 from the SFD arrived on-scene to find a 10×20 foot fire alongside the roadway.

“The fire was burning at a slow rate of spread in approximately 3′ tall grass,” explains SFD Engineer Kalvn McFarland.

“The fire was burning down the embankment toward the river and away from the homes on River Street.”

Fire crews made an aggressive fire attack and contained the fire without further spread.

There were 2 fire engines, 5 firefighters and 2 chief officers that responded to this incident. There were no fire service or civilian injuries.

The Susanville Fire Department was assisted by Cal-Fire, Susanville Police Department, BLM, and LMUD.

According to McFarland the fire appears to be human caused.

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