YOLO COUNTY, Calif. — The Sand Fire burning in Yolo County grew by a few hundred acres from Monday to Tuesday, but so did its containment.

According to Cal Fire, the fire has burned 2,512 acres — up from the 2,200 acres reported on Monday. The biggest strides have been made in containment, which doubled from 30 percent to 60 percent in the last 24 hours, Cal Fire said.

Regional firefighters assist with Sand Fire


The fire started along County Road 41 and Highway 16, near the town of Rumsey, in Yolo County. Residents in the area were initially evacuated but have since been allowed to return home. They are still under an evacuation advisory.

State Highway 16 is closed between Rumsey and Highway 20. There is no estimated time for re-opening.

Residents are still told to be aware of smoke and fire in the area and to call 911 if they see any new fires flare up.

The fire has destroyed seven non-residential buildings. No injuries have been reported.

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