ALLENDALE—Dark orange flames ravaged dry brush along Midway Road in Allendale on Saturday, sending black smoke into the air.
Some residents were evacuated as the 25-acre fire, damaged at least one home and destroyed two outhouses, along with several old vehicles.
Authorities said off-duty Yolo County firefighter Craig Hollis rescued a 76-year-old woman from her home, damaged by the fire.
Residents believe the flames started on Stephen Traficante's property.
"It's amazing how fast the fire goes. It's just, it's crazy," Traficante said.
Linda Sparks has lived in this area for 30 years and knows the fire danger here.
"Very scary. You heart gets to pumping and you feel that adrenaline. Right now, I'm kinda coming down off of it and I'm feeling very shaky," Sparks said.
Embers carried by the winds, could have started this grass fire just down the road in Vacaville near the PG&E plant.
Flames spread into the substation, amid countless transformers. That had Vaca cops on alert.
"Our concern is the wires that feed the substation here, we're informed by PG&E that if the fire did cause the wires to snap, that it could cause us to evacuate the whole area," Vacaville police Lt. Charlie Spruill said.