Mandatory evacuations in effect north of Sacramento

Marsha Scott
July 3, 2018

As of 3:10 p.m. Cal Fire had no new details on County Fire, with the blaze holding at 44,500 acres and 3 percent contained.

The fires have blazed through more than 36,000 acres of land, according to Quartz.

Officials say a wildfire in Northern California grew dramatically overnight and is largely burning out of control. Mandatory evacuations were in place for communities near the fire, and some areas are under pre-evacuation notice. The Pawnee Fire may expand beyond containment and continue to move South with current weather conditions.

About 300 people are under mandatory evacuation orders and more than 100 buildings are threatened.

In response, Cal Fire has tripled its response to 110 engines as of 7 a.m. Sunday morning. Smoke from the fire has blanketed skies over San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma and San Mateo counties. Here are where all the current fires are located, along with maps and evacuation updates. 63 to County Rd 76 west of Highway 16 and the Murphy Ranch area.

An evacuation center has been set up at Guinda Grange Hall at 16487 Forest Avenue in Guinda.

"You can see the smoke and you can see an orange-red glow from the flames".

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Jenny Tan, public information officer for the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, reported that people should take precautions from inhaling smoke in the Yolo County area.

"If you can't smell smoke you're usually going to be OK", Black said.

Cal Fire Deputy Chief Scott McLean said the area burns, "every couple of years or so (in) grass and heavy, thick brush".

More firefighters were arriving to battle the blaze that has prompted the evacuation of more than 2,000 homes.

Scott McLean of the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection said the job of hand crews and bulldozer operators trying to cut containment lines was made more hard by high winds, which were blowing embers and starting new spot fires.

Our VERY UNOFFICIAL estimate based on satellite data indicates that at 3 a.m. Monday it had burned approximately 42,000 acres - roughly 1,100 acres an hour since it was reported at 2:12 p.m. June 30. The Rumsey Fire, which started near Camp Haswell north of Rumsey, also burned south and jumped into Napa County near the Berryessa-Knoxville Road.

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