Csmeadphotography | September 18, 2016 | Ridder Park Drive

Multiple vegetation fires in the area of Oakland Road and Ridder Park Drive. The first fire came in behind the Golden Wheel Mobile Home Park. Fire crews surrounded the fire and used hand lines and brush patrols to extinguish the fire.
The second fire came in about a half mile north of the original fire and was reported by citizens and fire crews that saw a column of smoke. Sjfd crews arrived on scene of a large fire moving quickly through light flashy fuel. Fire crews were also challenged with a tall iron fence and reports of containers of diesel and gasoline that were heard exploding. Fire crews stopped the progress of the fire into the heavier brush with master streams off of Engine 29 and Engine 7 while hand lines and brush patrols made access on a service road.

Fire crews are still on scene of both fires and the causes are being investigated. No injuries have been reported at this time.