Wintu Fire in Solano County: Maps, Evacuations, Updates
The fire broke out in Solano County, according to Cal Fire.
VACAVILLE, Calif. — Cal Fire crews were battling a 110-acre wildfire in Solano County, Cal Fire’s LNU unit said in a Tweeter Wednesday.
The wildfire, dubbed the Wintu Fire, was burning near the 8600 block of Wintu Way in Vacaville. Authorities have asked people to exercise caution in the area and to yield to emergency vehicles.
Evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted for all residents of Wintu Way and Campos Lane in Winters due to the fire.
The fire is 65% under control and the teams will work for several hours to extinguish the fire.
Map of fires
This map from the National Interagency Fire Center shows fire activity (may take a few seconds to load):
According to Cal Fire, the 2021 fire season started earlier than previous years, but also ended earlier. In January 2021, just under 1,200 acres burned due to nearly 300 wildfires. The fires resumed 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 was not brought under control until October 25, burning nearly a 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 an area prone to wildfires, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. A defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris are completely clear. At least 100 feet is recommended.
The Department of Homeland Security suggests putting together an emergency kit of important documents, N95 respirator masks, supplies to take with you if you have to leave at any time. The agency also suggests signing up for local alert system notifications and learning the best about your community’s evacuation plans to prepare you and your family in the event of a wildfire.
Some counties use Nixle Alerts to notify residents of severe weather, wildfires, and other news. To sign up, visit www.nixle.com or text your postcode to 888777 to start receiving alerts.
Read more: Are you ready for wildfires? Here’s what to do to prepare for fire season.
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