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RANCHO MURIETA -- Hot spots sizzled in the middle of an empty field in Rancho Murieta. The aftermath of a fire that came dangerously close to power lines.

"Our command center received a 911 phone call at around 7:50 this morning," said Cal Fire Battalion Chief Brian Eagan.

Cal Fire, Sac Metro, and Wilton fire departments rushed toward the smoke off Highway 16 and Latrobe. From afar, they could see the two-acre fire was growing fast.

The hardest thing about this fire was not fighting the fire, but finding the fire

"It was out in the middle of the field, so for us, it was finding the access point. There's also a pond and a pretty good wet area that we were not able to ride through, so it was finding a route around that," Eagan said.

When they finally found their way to ground zero, the fire had grown to 10 acres. In the end, 35 acres of dry grass was charred.

But this wasn't the crews' first firefight Tuesday morning.

Just two hours before, the same crews were 6 miles east on Highway 16 and Michigan Bar Road at the scene of another grass fire that jumped the road.

"They were able to move mobiley, along the fire's edge, and extinguish it that way," Eagan said.

Crews were able to contain the flames before they threatened people, animals or homes.

The cause of the fires are under investigation.

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