Crews mop up grass fire near American River Parkway that caused traffic along Business 80

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Sacramento fire crews are battling a fire burning west of the Capital City Freeway that has been causing traffic delays for commuters.

Fire officials say the fire, which started just before 2 p.m., has burned 30 acres west of Business 80 near Tribute Road.

The multi-use trail near mile marker 3.5, near the Costco, was closed to Cal Expo.

Sacramento Fire Capt. Keith Wade said winds have been pushing the flames in different directions along the parkway. Other local agencies were called in to help in the firefight, including the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District and the West Sacramento Fire Department.

Wade said no injuries have been reported.

No information was released on how the fire started.

Crews responded to an unrelated and separate fire in the same area around 6 a.m. Monday. No injuries were reported.

This is a developing story.

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