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Cal Fire: Sand Fire nearly 100 percent contained

The fire started in Yolo County and burned over 2,500 acres, destroyed seven buildings and injured two people. Crews still working to extinguish it.

GUINDA, Calif — The Sand Fire started near the town of Rumsey on Saturday, June 8.

And nearly a week later, it's almost completely contained.

Cal Fire reported Friday, June 14, that the Sand fire was 98 percent contained. Crews continue to construct a fire line and patrol and hot spots.

All road closures and evacuations have been lifted. Cal Fire still asks drivers  to drive safely since fire crews and emergency personnel are still working in the area.

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The Sand Fire started along County Road 41 and Highway 16, near the town of Rumsey, which is 12 miles north of Cache Creek Casino in the Capay Valley. The fire grew to 1,700 acres in the first six hours and reached 2,512 acres by Wednesday, June 12. Two people sustained minor injuries, according to Cal Fire.

Seven non-residential buildings were destroyed by the Sand Fire.


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