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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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The weather over northern California has finally calmed substantially. Although it would be fantastic to have valley rain and mountain snow, we have some exceptional weather ahead for the end of October and beginning of November.
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