Offbeat Yolo County wildfire grows to 70,000 acres as more residents prepare to evacuate

23:55  03 july  2018
23:55  03 july  2018 Source:   latimes.com

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The blaze spread quickly overnight and had burned more than 16, 000 acres by Sunday morning. (PETER DASILVA/ EPA/Shutterstock). A wildfire in the Yolo County countryside roared to life overnight as firefighters ordered mandatory evacuations and battled to get a toehold on the 16

a man riding a bike down a dirt road: Jack Miguel of the Keyes Fire Department attacks a hot spot during the County Fire on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Capay Valley, Calif. The fire has grown to 44,500 acres as of 7:30 a.m. Monday, up from a reported size of 32,500 acres Sunday night, according to Cal Fire.© Paul Kitagaki Jr./Sacramento Bee/TNS Jack Miguel of the Keyes Fire Department attacks a hot spot during the County Fire on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Capay Valley, Calif. The fire has grown to 44,500 acres as of 7:30 a.m. Monday, up from a reported size of 32,500 acres Sunday night, according to Cal Fire.

A wildfire in Northern California continued to grow overnight and was threatening nearly 1,000 homes and businesses early Tuesday, authorities said.

The blaze started in Yolo County on Saturday and grew to 70,000 acres with only 5 percent containment as of Tuesday morning, said the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

California wildfire turns San Francisco sky orange

  California wildfire turns San Francisco sky orange A wildfire burning out of control in rural Northern California sent a stream of smoke over 70 miles south into the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday, transforming the sky into an eerie hazy mix of orange. The County Fire in Yolo and Lake Counties has burned at least 50 square miles northwest of San Francisco, and is only 2 percent contained, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. No injuries have been reported so far, but the blaze fueled by hot air and dry winds threatens more than 100 structures.

The Spruce Creek Fire in Southern Colorado (Costilla county ) has spread to the neighboring county overnight as the day prepares for high temperatures and

Residents in some rural areas of Yolo County were ordered to leave their homes as the flames As of June 29 of this year, wildfires have burned through nearly 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares) in More than 9, 000 firefighters and 100 helicopters have been dispatched to battle the various blazes

Fueled by high temperatures, low humidity and dry vegetation, the fire is burning in the rugged hills and canyons west of Sacramento near Lake Berryessa. Difficult terrain and shifting winds are complicating the fight, which thus far has included a large number of crews setting up defensive positions around neighborhoods in the fire's potential path, Cal Fire said.

There are more than 2,100 firefighters at the scene working to stop the blaze. Residents in neighboring Napa County's Berryessa Highlands, Markley Cove Resort and Pleasure Cove Resort areas were told Monday night to prepare to flee if the fire pushes closer. Residents to their north, in Yolo County's Esparto neighborhood, were evacuated over the weekend.

"Usually fire season is maybe late August, September, October," said state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, whose district includes Yolo County and other areas hit hard recently by wildfire. "But, boy, it's just getting earlier and earlier."

The blaze is the second large wildfire of the year in California. The Pawnee fire, which began June 23 in Lake County, has burned 14,900 acres and is 80 percent contained after destroying 22 homes, businesses and other structures, Cal Fire said.

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Northern California fire was sparked by faulty electric fence .
A fire that has scorched 90,000 acres in Yolo and Napa counties in Northern California in the last two weeks was caused by an improperly installed electric livestock fence on private property, state fire officials said Wednesday. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said the responsible party had been cited under the state's public resources code for "burning Load Error

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