A fire right off I-80 in Vacaville burned a house to the ground Sunday afternoon. Now, a family is left without a home, neighbors are temporarily displaced and a firefighter is hospitalized after suffering minor injuries battling the blaze.
The fire was initially reported as a smoke investigation on Cherry Glen Road and quickly turned into so much more. It took fire crews from six agencies to control the flames that took down the two story home and destroyed five cars.
John Zazrivy with the Solano County Incident Management Team said the family living inside the house wasn’t home at the time of the fire, but they are now displaced.
Neighbors in a nearby unit were also forced to leave their homes, because the fire knocked out their power.
Thirteen-year-old Isaiah Alcala and his family were some of the neighbors evacuated from their homes.
“I just heard my dad yell ‘fire,’ and we just had to get out,” Alcala said.
A firefighter with the Vacaville Fire Protection District was hospitalized after suffering minor injuries, but Zazrivy said the quick response of these crews kept the blaze from spreading.
Fire crews will continue their investigation through Sunday night into Monday to determine the cause of the fire.