FAIRFIELD — The city has seen its share of spectacular fires in recent years. Tuesday’s seven-alarm fire was the largest since 2011, when stacks of plastic bins went up in flames at Macro Plastics on Huntington Drive. The city’s recent big fires include:
A six-alarm fire at the Macro Plastics manufacturing plant sent a dense, acrid pall of black smoke into the skies above Fairfield. The fire created massive walls of orange, hot flames. More than 100 firefighters from 15 different departments and fire districts spent hours fighting the fire.
A five-alarm fire destroyed a commercial building at 744 Empire St. It burned strongly for more than two hours and remained hot into the evening. Crews from Vacaville, Dixon, Travis Air Force Base and rural Rio Vista joined Fairfield and Suisun City fire crews in containing the fire to the single structure.
A five-alarm fire gutted the Pepperbelly’s comedy club on a Friday night, choking off Texas Street in downtown Fairfield as more than 20 fire engines and crews from all over Solano County rushed to the scene to contain the fire to the single downtown building.