|Nancy Hodges photographed the Forrest Fire near Guinda in Yolo County on Saturday, July 21, 2012. The fire began earlier in the day.|
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Firefighters are at work on another wildland fire in the region, this time in Yolo County.
Cal Fire reported that the “Forrest Fire” began late Saturday morning off for Forrest Avenue and Highway 16 in Guinda, south of Rumsey Canyon in neighboring Yolo County.
The incident has grown rapidly in size. At about 5:15 p.m., Cal Fire reported that the fire had scorched 600 acres and was 25 percent contained.
Radio traffic indicated additional helicopters were heading into the area to assist with fighting the fire, with an air tanker being sent from Santa Rosa.
No cause has been given yet, although initial reports indicated multiple vehicles were involved and power lines were down.
Several Lake County residents have reported seeing smoke from the fire in the direction of the Morgan Valley area.
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