Yolo County Vegetation Fire Jumps to 1,700 Acres

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CALFIRE was reporting Saturday evening that a fire that broke out earlier in the day in Yolo County has grown to 1,700 acres with no containment.

The latest update came at 8:25 pm which forced residents to evacuate under a mandatory evacuation order.  The fire was reported at a rapid rate of spread and is on steep brush covered slopes. Weather in the area is hot and dry with wind out of the north east at around 20mph.

The fire was first reported at 2:50 pm along Highway 16 in Rumsey which hit 100 acres by 4:18 pm and by 7:30 pm grew to 600 acres.

According to CALFIRE, Evacuations have been ordered for all residents on County Road 41. Evacuation center has been setup at the Boy Scout Camp in Esparto. Meanwhile, Highway 16 is closed from Highway 20 to the town of Brooks.

A total of 500 fire personnel are on scene along with 38 total engines, 4 helicopters, 5 dozers.

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