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Posted: 6:58 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
KTVU.com and wires
SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. —
Despite having to shuttle in water from over a mile away, fire crews succeeded in taking down a four-alarm blaze at multiple structures on a large rural property in Vacaville Monday morning.
Crews responded to a report of a fire in the 5100 block of Poplar Road at about 5:05 a.m., a dispatcher said.
When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting up to 40 feet into the air from three outbuildings on the property, according to Deputy Fire Chief Doug Rogers of the Vacaville Fire Department.
Rogers said a propane tank was on the outside of one of the buildings engulfed in flames but crews were able to prevent it from catching fire.
Adding to the difficulty of the defeating the fire was its location -- because the scene was in such a remote area, crews were forced to shuttle in water to the area, Rogers said.
The fire was knocked down at 6:19 a.m., according to the dispatcher.
Just before 7 a.m., crews reported that they had the fire under control.
No injuries were reported in the immediate aftermath of the blaze.
Three structures and several cars were completely destroyed, and six residents were inside a house on the property at the time of the fire were evacuated.
After the fire was extinguished Monday morning, arson investigators arrived on scene to begin searching for the cause of the blaze, which appeared to have broken out at one of the outbuildings.
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