Rescue Fire Near near Luneman Road Contained
Sam Cohen, FOX40 News, June 17, 2012A wildfire burning about a dozen miles east of Folsom Lake was contained to just ten acres Saturday afternoon.
CAL FIRE says the call came in as a vegetation fire, and was about five acres. The fire grew, and burned at least one outbuilding. There were no homes damaged. According to Daniel Berlant with Cal Fire, one victim required minor medical attention for burned feet.
The fire was near Luneman Road and Pimlico Lane.
Triple-digit temperatures and low humidity set the right conditions for a rapidly moving grass fire that burned 10 acres in El Dorado County.
The fire, which began at 2:35 p.m., forced the evacuation of 12 homes near Luneman Road and Pimlico Lane in Rescue, said Daniel Berlant, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. "It was perfect conditions for a fire to get out of control," Berlant said. The fire burned up to the property line of some homes, but only an outbuilding was consumed by the fire, which was fully contained by 4 p.m., Berlant said. The high temperatures, humidity in the teens and the effects of a moderately dry winter has resulted in Cal Fire already responding to twice the number of fires that it had responded to last year. So far, there have been 1,600 fires reported this year, Berlant said.