Mar 022012
 

West Sacramento firefighters douse a brush fire among several dozen commercial beehives near South River Road

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 29, 2012 –

West Sacramento firefighters last Wednesday responded to a brush fire on the 30000 block of South River Road in Southport.

They found  a half acre of vegetation burning — along with about 50 beekeepers’ bee hives.

Most of the hives were empty, but some had active colonies of honeybees, reports the department.

Using a water tender and 700 feet of hose, firefighters quenched the flames.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation,” reports the fire department.

Copyright News-Ledger 2012

Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke