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.
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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