CalFire Controls Fairfield Wildfire

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Artie Ojeda
    CalFire headquarters

    A vegetation fire that has burned 750 acres on the northeastern edge of Fairfield is 90 percent contained and no longer threatens any homes, a Cal Fire dispatcher said.

    As of 6 a.m., 40 homes were still threatened, according to Cal Fire. However, throughout the day firefighters managed to contain the fire so that it no longer threatened any structures. Air support has been called off, according to Cal Fire.

    The fire was first reported in the area of Torrington Way and Mystic Drive shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday, and it spread to the northeast toward Vacaville, Fairfield Fire Chief Vincent Webster said.

    The fire reached the maximum possible level of eight alarms Saturday night, Webster said. Cal Fire said it is not expected to be completely extinguished until sometime this evening. Cal Fire received support from the Solano County Sheriff's Office, the Vacaville Fire Protection District and other area fire departments.

    The agencies deployed 250 firefighters, 25 fire engines, one helicopter and three bulldozers to tackle the fire as of 6 a.m. today.