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Fairfield, CA Police Department
Thursday June 1st, 2017 :: 06:28 p.m. PDT
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Fire Department is working an active grass fire near Highway 12 west of Pennsylvania.

On June 1, 2017, at 5:04 pm the Fairfield Emergency Dispatch Center received a call from a passerby reporting a road-side grass fire on the north side of Highway 12, west of Pennsylvania Avenue. The cause of the fires in undetermined at this time. The Fairfield Fire Department responded and is currently working to contain the fire.

The fire, fueled by wind and grass, progressed in a northeasterly direction from Highway 12 and threatened the backyard fences of homes on James Street and an apartment community located at 201 Pennsylvania Avenue. The fire initially endangered the rear fence of the apartments, causing Fairfield Police Officers to spring into action to evacuate a handful of nearby apartments. The fire stopped just short of the fence line and no apartments or homes are currently in danger. No structures have been damaged.

Traffic has been shut down on Pennsylvania Avenue between Highway 12 and Woolner Avenue, as well as westbound Highway 12 between Pennsylvania Avenue and Beck Avenue. Eastbound Highway 12 is open at this time. Traffic is heavily congested in the vicinity, so please avoid the area if possible.

Instructions:

Avoid the HWY 12 & Pennsylvania Area and stay posted for updates

Address/Location
Fairfield, CA Police Department
1000 Webster St
Fairfield, CA 94533

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-428-7300

Sgt. Jeff Osgood
Public Information Officer
707-428-7444

CA-12 & Pennsylvania Ave
Fairfield, CA 94533

Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Fire suppression and rescue
Event:
Wildfire

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