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Firefighters snuff intense Parkshore wildland fire

By: Telegraph Staff
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Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Protection District responded to a vegetation fire at 11:21 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the intersection of Parkshore Drive and Folsom Boulevard and were able to contain it within 23 minutes.

According to a report from the Folsom Fire Department, the initial call came from 911 reporting visible flames in the area.

A total of five engine companies and two chief officers arrived to the dispatched location approximately seven minutes after receiving the first 911 call, and crews reported an active fire approximately 400 feet from the roadway in the eucalyptus grove.

Due to the terrain, of thick brush and heavy poison oak, firefighters were required to utilize chainsaws, hand tools and hose lines to fully extinguish the fire. Firefighters battled ten foot flame lengths and intense heat, with lateral and vertical movement of the fire.

After an aggressive fire attack, the fire was contained in approximately 23 minutes.

Firefighters remained on scene for about two hours extinguishing remaining hot spots.

Thanks to an early report and quick response from the Folsom Fire Department, the fire was quickly contained and the threat of spreading minimized.

There were no injuries as a result of this fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation within the jurisdiction of California State Parks.

No further information has been released at this time.