YOLO COUNTY, Calif. — June 10, 8 a.m. update:
The so-called Creek Fire in Yolo County has been 100% contained, according to Cal Fire. The small fire off of Highway 16 and Road 41, North of Rumsey reached 34 total acres burned.
11 p.m. update:
Cal Fire crews have stopped forward progress on the Creek Fire, according to the Dunnigan Fire Protection District - Station 12.
Crews are battling a vegetation fire that sparked in Yolo County Wednesday evening.
According to Cal Fire, the so-called Creek Fire off Highway 16 and Road 41 in Rumsey is 20 acres and 0% contained.
Crews from Cal Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit, Yolo County and Colusa County are assisting Dunnigan Volunteer Firefighters in their attempts to gain control over the flames.
The cause of the fire has not been released.
According to Cal Fire, 2020 was one of the most severe fire seasons on record as 9,917 wildfires burned 4.2 million acres. Over 9,000 structures were destroyed, and 31 people (civilians and firefighters) were killed.
California also experienced its first "Gigafire" because of the August Complex Fire, burning over 1 million acres by itself. Four of California's top five largest wildfires in state history happened in 2020.
If you live in a wildfire-prone zone, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. Defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris are completely cleared. At least 100 feet is recommended.
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