SUTTER COUNTY, CA - A wind-whipped fire raced through about 50 acres of forest and grassland in remote southeast Sutter County.
Fire units from Yolo and Sutter Counties responded to a call at 5:44 p.m. Friday evening, attacking the fire from a narrow dirt farm road adjacent to the fire. Their fireline stretched nearly a mile and a half.
The fire may have been started by downed power lines, but investigators could not confirm that late Friday.
The flames burned through several power poles and sections of powerline and PG&E crews were already on scene to try to quickly restore power.
"They'll need power right away. They're actually preparing these fields for crops right now and some are planting tomatos in their fields right now so they're going to need power to pump water out of the ditches," Yolo County Emergency Services Coordinator Gary Fredericksen said.
Flames were whipped by gusts up to 20 miles an hour, forcing firefighters to hit some hot spots over and over to get them all the way out.
There were no injuries and no structures were threatened.
Fredericksen said this fire could be a sign of things to come because of the dry conditions this year.
"We had a grass fire in Yolo County yesterday and we had one today, so yeah, with these winds fire season's gonna be here early," Fredericksen said