VACAVILLE, Calif. — Sunday update:
According to Cal Fire, crews have stopped forward progress on a 135-acre wildfire burning near Vacaville. The update, Tweeted by the agency Sunday morning, holds that the fire is 135-acres in size and 75% contained.
All evacuation warnings for some residents in the area of Canyon Road and Pleasants Valley Road in Solano County have been lifted.
According to the Tweet from Cal Fire, crews will be in the area of the fire, "working on strengthening containment lines and putting out hot spots throughout today and this evening."
As of Saturday at 7:20 p.m. the vegetation fire is 45% contained.
The cause of the wildfire is under investigation.
The Solano County Office of Emergency Services says the evacuation order has been reduced to an evacuation warning. They add all other warnings remain in effect.
Residents can use this link to search their addresses to see if they need to leave. Click here.
This map from the National Interagency Fire Center shows fire activity.
According to Cal Fire, the 2021 fire season started earlier than previous years, but also ended earlier, as well. January 2021 saw just under 1,200 acres burned from nearly 300 wildfires. Fires picked up in the summer when the Dixie Fire burned in five Northern California counties — Butte, Plumas, Shasta, Lassen and Tehama. The Dixie Fire started on July 13 and wasn't contained until Oct. 25, burning nearly 1 million acres. It has since become the second-largest wildfire in state history and the largest non-complex fire.
Overall, 2.5 million acres were burned in 2021 from 8,835 wildfires. Over 3,600 structures were destroyed and 3 people killed.
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.
The Department of Homeland Security suggests assembling an emergency kit that has important documents, N95 respirator masks, supplies to grab with you if you’re forced to leave at a moment’s notice. The agency also suggests signing up for local warning system notifications and know your community’s evacuation plans best to prepare yourself and your family in cases of wildfires.
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What questions do you have about the latest wildfires? If you're impacted by the wildfires, what would you like to know? Text the ABC10 team at (916) 321-3310.