Solano Co: Burning Cigar Suspected As Cause Of Wheat,Grass Field Fire
Fire investigators believe a burning cigar tossed from a vehicle started a fire that burned 50 acres of grass and wheat and six structures Saturday near Rio Vista.
Montezuma Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Dan Schindler said the cigar was found on the side of state Highway 12 in unincorporated Solano County.
The fire was reported at 5:06 p.m. near Cattey Lane. Schindler said 27 units from 14 fire agencies in Solano and Sacramento counties responded.
A double-wide mobile home that housed two residents and an unused bunker were among the structures that burned, Schindler said. The family's pet dog died in the fire. A workshop, two barns and two other residences were saved, Schindler said.
The fire was controlled by 7:15 p.m. Five acres of wild grass and 45 acres of wheat burned. Firefighters from seven agencies returned to the field Sunday to douse spot fires, Schindler said. The land was leased for farming, Schindler said. No injuries were reported.
Source: CBS 5