SUISUN VALLEY — A fast-moving fire engulfed an outbuilding Tuesday afternoon on Suisun Valley Parkway before firefighters could reach the scene.
The fire destroyed a 25-foot by 25-foot building that housed a vehicle and farm tools and was located between the home and a horse barn, said Battalion Chief Earl Kilmer of the Suisun Fire Protection District.
No horses were injured.
Downed power lines hampered firefighters as they worked to extinguish the 2 p.m. fire, which was under control in about 55 minutes. Firefighters, who came from the Cordelia Fire Protection District and the Fairfield Fire Department, were able “to put some water on but . . . couldn’t actively fight the fire because of the power lines,” Kilmer said.
It took Pacific Gas & Electric Co. workers about 20 minutes to arrive at the scene so the power could be shut off. Kilmer said the residents would have incurred the same loss had the wait for utility crews not been necessary.
Three engines and three water tenders were at the scene.
The cause of the fire and an estimate of the financial loss had not been determined Tuesday. An investigation was scheduled to begin Wednesday.
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