H-NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Aug 28, 2013 10:38 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

6 homes burned in Solano County fire

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A fire that tore through a Northern California neighborhood has destroyed two homes and damaged four more.

The San Francisco Chronicle says about 50 people were evacuated from Marigold Drive in Fairfield after the blaze erupted shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Fire Chief Tony Velasquez says the wind-driven fire started in grass near Interstate 80, jumped a creek, skirted a freeway sound wall and moved through the neighborhood, spreading through treetops. It eventually grew to 40 acres.

Darrol Prill says he watched 10-foot flames jump his neighbor's fence and engulf his own home. His neighbor's home also was destroyed. However, firefighters recovered a portrait of his son and daughter.

It took about 200 firefighters two hours to control the fire.

The cause remains under investigation.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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