Sirens woke Promontory residents late Thursday night, Sept 22, as El Dorado Hills and Folsom fire engines responded to a grass fire that consumed an acre of dry grass at 4547 Carmen Drive.
]The fire worried neighbors but never threatened any structures, according to El Dorado Hills Fire Marshal Brad Ballenger, who said the fire started at the street, and worked its way slowly down the ridge. “If it were the other side of the street it would be a different story,” said Ballanger.
Neighbor Tami Welch appreciated the quick response. “This is a huge fear for us,” she said. “There a lot of dry weeds up here. No one makes us cut them anymore.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation.