As a grass fire off of I-80 in Fairfield spread to several homes off of Marigold Drive Tuesday afternoon, Darrell Prill sat and watched as firefighters went in to his home to put out the flames that were gushing from his roof.
“It was very scary, but I have home-owner’s insurance,” Prill told FOX40.
Multiple fire departments had a hand in containing the flames including Fairfield, Solano and Vacaville.
“I didn’t ask them but firefighters were able to save something important. My military memorabilia. That’s what we wanted,” Prill said.
Crews were able to save the structure of Prill’s home.
“There’s a lot of damage, but that’s what the insurance is for,” Prill said.
His home was one of five damaged in Tuesday in the fire. Two homes were completely destroyed in the fire while three others were damaged, Fairfield Fire officials said.
At the peak of the fire, about 200 firefighters from across the area showed up to try and stop the flames from doing any more damage. About 50 people had to be evacuated.
Crews will remain at the scene overnight to deal with any hot spots.
Cecilio Padilla contributed to this report.