A grass fire pushed by gusting winds consumed a structure in the 5900 block of Bruce Drive Sunday before moving to the east – threatening additional homes on nearby Johnston Road before fire crews were able to stop its forward progress at 5:49 p.m.
Three alarms were called to support the firefighting effort, Valley Fire crews mobilizing to protect homes in the way of the blaze. The fire burned an estimated 75 acres before it was stopped.
Aerial tankers are in the area and making targeted water drops. At least one home has been evacuated and there are no reported injuries at this time.