Fire Crews Contain 'Suspicious' Grass Fire in East San Rafael

Small fire comes one day after a separate vegetation fire burned in an area near Kerner Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon.


Fire crews have contained a vegetation fire that burned in a marshy area in eastern San Rafael this afternoon, a fire official said.

The fire charred less than an acre near Windward Way and Baypoint Village Drive, Larkspur Fire Chief Robert Sinnott said.

No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported, he said.
Sinnott said the fire is considered suspicious and that San Rafael police are interviewing a person of interest in the case.

"It's kind of an unlikely location for a fire to start for things other than human-caused," he said.

A separate vegetation fire burned in an area nearby on Wednesday afternoon. That blaze was reported at about 4:30 p.m. near the 2900 block of Kerner Boulevard.

Larkspur firefighters assisted in fighting today's fire, and Corte Madera firefighters helped cover a San Rafael fire station while crews from that city were out, Sinnott said.

--Bay City News Service

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Michael August 31, 2012 at 09:53 PM
lots of people living in those grasses now. I am surprised this has not happened earlier.
Lizzardking's Rise September 01, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Vegetarian fire? Does that mean they were grilling egg plant, asparagus and bell peppers?
Becca September 01, 2012 at 05:31 PM
I smelled the smoke while driving home and saw the fire crews arriving at the scene. There were a couple people hanging out at the location and left once the firefighters showed up. This place is right behind my house and is a dump where too many suspicious people linger around. The county needs to improve the area and safety for the community.


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