NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – Firefighters are getting close to fully containing a fire that broke out on Saturday in Yolo County.
The “Forest Fire” – originally titled “Forrest” – began burning shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday off of Forest Avenue and Highway 16 at Guinda, south of Rumsey Canyon, according to Cal Fire’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit.
The approximate acreage Cal Fire reported Sunday evening was 520, down slightly from estimates given Saturday. It was 85-percent contained.
Cal Fire said overnight progress aided firefighters in building containment line around the fire and extinguishing hot spots.
Throughout Sunday firefighters put out numerous additional hot spots, with crews to be on the line Sunday night to continue the hot spot patrol, according to Cal Fire.
Several homes and outbuildings remain threatened by the fire, the cause of which is still under investigation, Cal Fire said.
Four minor injuries were reported due to the fire, Cal Fire said.
Approximately 412 personnel were on scene Sunday, along with 34 engines, 16 fire crews, two air tankers, five helicopters, 10 dozers and three water tenders, according to the report.
Cooperating agencies include Cal Fire, Capay Valley Fire Protection District, Yocha Dehe Fire Department, numerous local fire departments from Yolo County, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Yolo County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Also on Sunday, firefighters were working on the Ranch Fire, located off of West Ranch Road and Ciarlo Lane northwest of Vacaville in Solano County. It was 75 acres and 75-percent contained Sunday evening, according to Cal Fire.
Email Elizabeth Larson at email@example.com .