This weekend’s windy weather and dry ground conditions, coupled with higher than average temperatures, helped start three separate wildfires in Northern California. All have since been significantly curbed, including The Solano County Quail Fire that burned down at least 135 acres.
Californians have felt a strong déjà vu since Friday after multiple wildfires broke out across the state. Four major fires are currently burning across California due to fire-prone conditions this weekend. three of which are in Northern California. But per The latest incident report from CAL FIREall of the fires under his management are well over 60% contained — one of which is the fast-growing quail fire that broke out after a Solano County resident mowed his lawn.
“Bloody stupid,” said Mel Toppance from Vacaville KTVU. “This fire shouldn’t have started. People have to use their heads. Luckily those firefighters did a great job.”
Several homes in the neighborhood were threatened by the blazes that broke out Saturday afternoon. The fire was first reported around 3:15 p.m. yesterday in a rural area of farms and ranches west of Winters. And on Saturday at 5 p.m noted the chronicle The fire had burned west toward the hills — virtually uncontrolled at the time — separating Solano and Napa counties, and Solano County emergency officials began issuing an evacuation order.
But the edict was finally reduced to a warning later that evening. Around 7 p.m., residents of most evacuated areas began returning to their homes; All evacuation orders were lifted Sunday and there were no reports of injuries.
The terrain itself also made the initial fight against the fire difficult.
“The fire ran up the hill and caused problems because of the terrain and also the steep hills that we are dealing with,” CAL FIRE official Tyree Zander told KTVU.
However, CAL FIRE’s main air force base at McClellan Field in Sacramento was no more than 50 air miles from the Quail Fire location – so air assistance was quick and easy to arrange.
Further north, the Owens Fire and the Golden Fire burned at the same time as the Quail Fire increased in size. The first two flames were much smaller; Both wildfires each covered no more than 37 acres.
The Ownes Fire in Mendocino County, managed by CAL FIRE, was over 80% contained as of Sunday morning, although smoke from the fire managed to reach parts of the Bay Area. As a result, AirNow issued an air quality advisory for San Francisco earlier today.
Local firefighters in Yuba County have said they are still putting out Golden Fire hotspots — but the blaze is otherwise fully contained.
The Edmonston Fire, burning in Kern County, about 130 miles north of Los Angeles, remains the largest wildfire in California. At the time of publication, it measures 682 acres and is over 65% contained.
Photo: Courtesy of PG&E
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