FAIRFIELD — Fairfield firefighters on Monday quickly knocked down a fire along the Fairfield Streams flood control channel south of Highway 12 near Beck Avenue.
The 10:36 a.m. fire broke out at a homeless encampment, Battalion Chief John Sturdee said. It was about 10-feet by 10 feet and took place in a pile of garbage.
The flood-control channel has vegetation along it that is still dry because of the drought. But the area was damp Monday morning in the wake of Sunday’s rain.
“It was pretty much confined to the pile of garbage,” Sturdee said. “Probably the rain we just got stopped it from spreading.”
Fires at local homeless encampments happen about once a week, Sturdee said. Such fires are fairly common along this stretch of the Fairfield Stream Project, he said.
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