Grass fire threatens one house, chars 12 aces
by Glenn Moore / Tracy Press
Sep 25, 2009 | 1745 views | 6 6 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Tracy fire crewman pours water and foam on a burning power pole, several of which were damaged in a fast-moving grassfire off Lammers Road between Schulte and Valpico Roads on Thursday afternoon. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Tracy fire crew worked to put out a fast-moving grass fire off of Lammers Road between Schulte and Valpico roads Thursday afternoon.

The grass fire threatened one house but was contained, charring about 12 acres and damaging the power poles and a railroad crossing sign. Power was shut off around the burning area for a short period time due to the damage on power line poles.

Four engines from the Tracy Fire Department and one Cal Fire engine brought the fire under control in about 15 minutes as they hit smoldering hot spots for about an hour or so.

Lammers Road was shut down for a time near the fire scene as crews doused the fire along the road and burning poles.

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anonymous
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September 26, 2009
ACES? LOL... Great moments in proof reading!
TomBenigno
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September 25, 2009
Concerned:

So have matches.
ConcernedNeighbor
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September 25, 2009
Broken glass has been known to start fires, too, especially around dry grass.
Tinfoil
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September 25, 2009
Oh. Um,nevermind.
shelly13
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September 25, 2009
It was near the railroad tracks and the road. Not an area where many kids go during school.

I think maybe someone threw out a cigarette out a window of a car. Or they were doing yard work at the one home, maybe as simple as a spark??

Thanks TFD!

Tinfoil
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September 25, 2009
Putting my wannabe police detective bwain to work I'd say the fire was started by a white male,approx age 16 from a dysfunctional family. And he's waiting for the hot,Santa Ana winds to pick up to do it again. Come on,powers that be. Quit explaining-away fires like UFOs being swamp gas or the planet Venus. We all know that every fire season there's a bevy of creeps who get off on starting fires. What's needed is a coordinated effort to stop this annual phenomenon.


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