A grass fire in northern California that scorched at least 169 acres of land near Thunder Valley Casino Resort earlier this week has now been contained thanks to the efforts of over 100 fire fighters from across Placer County.
The fire south of the city of Lincoln was spotted on Tuesday by fire crews from the California Department Of Forestry And Fire Protection as it spread to the southeast and away from the 300-room casino owned by the Federally-recognized United Auburn Indian Community.
“It’s hot, it’s windy [and] everything is drying out,” Steve Robinson from the California Department Of Forestry And Fire Protection told local television station KCRA. “The grasses are drying out.”
Although the area’s first major grass fire of the season damaged a few nearby businesses including a commercial plumbing supply firm, no structures were destroyed while officials revealed that they have so far responded to more than 800 such incidents across the state this year.