Staff ReportNewsWest 9
ALPINE - One person was ticketed after violating a burn ban that caused a huge grass fire in Alpine on Tuesday.
The department says at one point the fire began inching closer to homes so residents pulled out their garden hoses to slow down the flames.
Fire crews rushed in and were able to contain the blaze.
Authorities say the fire was caused by someone welding without a permit.
That person was ticketed for violating the burn ban.