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Vegetation fire burning north of Antelope

Metro Fire of Sacramento responded to the fire happening near 9000 Watt Avenue

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Metro Fire of Sacramento is working to extinguish a fire just north of Antelope with a moderate rate of spread.

Metro Fire said in a tweet that the fire was burning near 9000 Watt Avenue, which is near Gibson Ranch Regional Park and off of Baseline Road.

They said the fire moved at a moderate rate of spread. There was no other information about the fire or if any structures or neighborhoods were threatened.

Just before 6:30 p.m., firefighters tweeted that the final acreage for the blaze was 71 acres.

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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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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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