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Vallejo Brush Fire Contained After Scorching 45 Acres

VALLEJO (CBS SF) -- Firefighters contained a 45-acre brush fire in Vallejo and unincorporated Solano County Friday afternoon, a Vallejo fire official said.

Fire crews responded at 1:50 p.m. to a report of a fire near the intersection of Ascot Parkway and Georgia Street, Vallejo fire Capt. Dan Sarna said.

Sarna said wind pushed the fire away from homes in the area and sent the flames towards the surrounding open space.

There were several farm houses in the vicinity that would have been threatened by the blaze had firefighters not acted quickly to contain it or had the wind driven the flames further, Sarna said.

No structures were damaged and Sarna said no homes were threatened by the fire.

Roughly 30 firefighters from Vallejo, Cal Fire and surrounding communities responded to the blaze, he said.

Fire crews were able to contain the fire at about 5 p.m., Sarna said.

He said ensuring the fire crews had a steady water supply was a concern and he credited Cal Fire's helicopter crew with helping battle the blaze from the sky.

Fire crews will be stationed overnight to ensure that no hot spots reignite, Sarna said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, he said.

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