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Firefighters tackle 2 Northern California wildfires

Strong winds fed a smoky fire that threatened about 100 rural homes and prompted evacuations in Northern California.

Posted: Jun 7, 2020 1:28 PM
Updated: Jun 8, 2020 8:39 AM

UPDATE: 8:37 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2020 - An evacuation order has been lifted after firefighters gained the upper hand on a wildfire that destroyed three structures and threatened another 100 in a rural community, while another one was imposed elsewhere in Northern California.

A fire broke out about 15 miles north of Vacaville on Saturday afternoon and is now 40 percent contained.

About a three-hour drive southeast in Mariposa County, a fire that had spread across 200 acres and was 5% contained resulted in mandatory evacuations for six houses.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning of strong winds and dry conditions that make for dangerous fire conditions across the Sacramento Delta, Central and Southern California through Monday.

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WINTERS, Calif. (AP) - Strong winds fed a smoky fire that threatened about 100 rural homes and prompted evacuations in Northern California.

The fast-growing blaze burned about 2 square miles of dry brush near the town of Winters. Gusts sent smoke about 30 miles east into downtown Sacramento. The fire began around 4:30 p.m. Saturday and was just 10% contained by morning.

Evacuations were ordered for about 100 threatened homes just southwest of Winters, a rural town in Yolo County with about 6,600 residents.

The cause was under investigation.

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Riverside640751272
San Bernardino597791021
Orange570711410
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Fresno30051429
Sacramento24425468
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Placer397852
Yolo307356
Butte301950
Santa Cruz270623
Napa188214
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Shasta172329
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El Dorado12834
Yuba125310
Mendocino110321
Tehama7748
Lassen7571
Lake67015
Glenn6393
Nevada5828
Humboldt5549
Colusa5456
Calaveras33317
Amador31316
Tuolumne2494
Inyo21515
Siskiyou1840
Mono1752
Del Norte1731
Mariposa782
Plumas540
Modoc270
Trinity230
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
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Paradise
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Tuesday was another sunny and unseasonably warm to hot day for much of northern California. It was much like Monday, except the wind was stronger, and the wind will be much stronger through much of the next week.
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