75-acre Vacaville grass fire 100 percent contained

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Video: 75-acre Vacaville grass fire is 75 percent contained

Smoke can be seen off of I-80 in Vacaville. Photo courtesy of Josh Sanchez.

VACAVILLE, CA - Crews have contained a 75-acre grass fire in Solano County, north of Vacaville, Sunday afternoon.

The fire started around 2:15 p.m. in the front yard of a home on the 7700 block West Ranch Lane and Ciarlo Lane, Cal Fire said.

Neighbors had almost no time to react as flames exploded uphill past homes.

"I grabbed my dogs and came out and the side of my driveway was already burning," said homeowner Donna Burton.

Firefighters gained the upper hand and the fire was no longer growing as of 3:45 p.m., Cal Fire spokesperson Jennifer Neal said.

Neighbors and family members helped firefighters helped battle the flames, credited firefighters with making the difference.

"It's been amazing because we saved all our houses and vehicles and our equipment," said Michael Ferreria, who's father owns a home in the neighborhood.

Some structures had been threatened but were no longer considered to be in danger, Neal said.

Cal Fire officials said the fire had the potential to grow to 500 acres.

No injuries have been reported.

News10/KXTV and Bay City News

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