The fire began at Kasser Road and Tan Woods Road and spread north to Baseline Road, pushed along by gusty winds. Response quickly grew to three alarms.
Placer County Sheriff and CHP closed Baseline Road between Brewer and Fiddyment. Later Watt Avenue would get closed as well.
Eventually the fire covered 350 acres. No homes were ever endangered.
This area has a history of burning during fire season. A similar-sized fire also burned here in 2019.
Rio Linda Messenger followers on Facebook listened to the scanner chatter from the beginning of the event. See the replay at https://www.facebook.com/riolindamessenger/videos/272780090687283/