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Smoke Sweeps Across Bay Area as Northern California Wildfires Burn

A smoke advisory is in effect for the Bay Area due to the wildfire burning in Yolo County, according to officials

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    Smoke Sweeps Across Bay Area as NorCal Wildfires Burn

    An out-of-control wildfire burning roughly 75 miles northeast of San Francisco still made its presence known in the Bay Area Sunday, blanketing parts of the region in smoke and ash. Thom Jensen reports. (Published Sunday, July 1, 2018)

    An out-of-control wildfire burning roughly 75 miles northeast of San Francisco made its presence known in the Bay Area Sunday, blanketing parts of the region in smoke and ash.

    The County Fire in Yolo County had scorched at least 32,500 acres of dry brush since igniting Saturday afternoon, according to Cal Fire. It was 2 percent contained as of late Sunday.

    No injuries have been reported, but the blaze is threatening structures in ranch land northwest of Sacramento.

    County Fire Spreads to 32,500 AcresCounty Fire Spreads to 32,500 Acres

    The County Fire in Yolo County has scorched at least 32,500 acres of dry brush since igniting Saturday afternoon, according to Cal Fire. It was 2 percent contained late Sunday. Sergio Quintana reports.

    (Published Sunday, July 1, 2018)

    Mandatory evacuations are in place for areas north of Highway 128 not including residences in Winters, south of County Road 23, east of Berryessa Knoxville Road and west of County Road 89, according to Cal Fire. An evacuation center has been established at Guinda Grange Hall located at 16487 Forest Ave. in Guinda.

    Winds have fanned smoke from the blaze to the southwest, covering cars and neighborhoods in Bay Area cities such as Benicia and Berkeley with ash.

    A smoke advisory is in effect for the Bay Area due to the wildfire, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

    Air quality in the North Bay, San Francisco, and parts of the Peninsula and East Bay was rated as moderate Sunday afternoon, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The air in the South Bay was rated as good.

    The County Fire is one of two major wildfires in the northern part of the state, where temperatures are soaring and winds are relentless.

    The Pawnee Fire burning for several days in Lake County jumped containment lines Saturday, prompting additional evacuation orders. That fire is more than 70 percent contained after charring 14,150 acres — about 22 square miles — of brush.

    The blaze has wiped out 22 structures, according to Cal Fire. Fifty remained threatened as of Sunday morning.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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