Solano County

Quail Fire Burns 135 Acres Near Vacaville, 95% Contained

The cause of the fire remains under investigation

NBC Universal, Inc.

A fire that began Saturday evening continues to burn Monday in Solano County, officials confirm.

The Quail Fire near Vacaville has burned 135 acres and is 95% contained as of Monday morning, Cal Fire said.

Forward progress has been stopped and crews will remain in the area working on containment of the fire.

The Solano County Sheriff's Office told NBC Bay Area that a man was arrested onsite for outstanding arrest warrants not related to the fire. However, deputies added the man was cited by Cal Fire for potentially starting the fire.

The fire began in the area of Quail Canyon Road and Pleasants Valley Road, just south of state Highway 128 and west of Interstate 505.

All evacuations have been lifted. Firefighters will work overnight and into Monday, strengthening containment lines and extinguishing hot spots.

Cal Fire is preparing for a long season ahead.

“We just got out of a Red Flag Warning. It’s a little early for this time of the year and past years, we’ve also been bringing on our firefighters early this year. About a month early, this unit in Sonoma, Napa unit, we started rehiring about a month early just because of the dry conditions we're dealing with,” said Cal Fire spokesperson Tyree Zander.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Officials have issued evacuation orders as crews continue to battle a brush fire in Vacaville Saturday afternoon.

Bay City News contributed to the story.

Copyright BAYCN - Bay City News
Contact Us