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Multiple Homes Destroyed by Grass Fire in South Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO --

A grass fire on Jacinto Way in Sacramento ignited and burned two acres of a field, but the destruction didn't stop there.

The fire jumped a fence and set the attic of two homes on Sunnyfield Way up in flames leaving two families scrambling to figures out what to do next.

Sadly, this isn't the first time Gilbert Calderon's family has had to deal with this.

"July 7th last year same thing. The field caught on fire it's dead grass it's going to catch on fire and move fast," said Calderon.

And move fast it did.  The blaze not only hit Calderon's house but also their neighbors home.

Treveena Lal said her brother in law lives next door to the Calderons and their damage was much more extensive, "Nothing is left it's all gone."

Sacramento Fire Department battalion chief Rusty Van Vuren said both families can eventually rebuild their homes, but Lal said she's hoping her family will consider moving somewhere else.

While they deal with the massive loss, authorities are looking into what caused the fire.

"We had at least one civilian report that he thought he saw some kids doing some suspicious activity along the field, but there's nothing to immediately confirm these reports," said Van Vuren.

Multiple agencies and nearly 100 fire fighters swarmed the area Sunday to knock down the flames and even though two homes were damaged Van Vuren said they were able to save three other homes from being affected.