A sizable brush fire is burning off Highway 50 and Scott Road just outside Folsom.
Eyewitness Paul Yeafoli was stuck in traffic caused by the fire.
"You can see the smoke, and I saw three fire engines racing by, so certainly they're on the job," Yeafoli said.
Acting Folsom Fire Chief Dennis Wycoff was unavailable for comment as he is on the firelines engaged in the fight. Traffic in the area is said to be heavy and slow passing the fire scene.