Yolo County Fire Consumes Nearly 60,000 Acres

Two cars destroyed by wildfire at a home in Spring Valley California. As of Wednesday the Pawnee Fire had scorched mor

Yolo County Fire Consumes Nearly 60,000 Acres

Firefighters were able to increase containment by Wednesday morning on the wildfire burning in Yolo and Napa counties as it has scorched 10,000 more acres, according to Cal Fire. So far, the fire is 30 percent contained.

Authorities lifted some mandatory evacuation orders in Yolo County late Tuesday, including west of Hwy. State Highway 16 is closed between State Highway 20 and Rumsey Hall. MAPS: A look at the "County Fire" in Yolo County Over 2,800 firefighters are still battling the blaze that almost doubled in size on Monday.

The fire department said the blaze is showing "extreme fire behavior" as it burns through tall grass, brush, and dense oak.

Crews are making progress against a Northern California wildfire that threatens hundreds of buildings but say wind and dry vegetation could still fuel the blaze. "But it's still hampering our efforts and it's an area of concern", he said. Some areas have been under evacuation orders for days.

It has burned through 129 square miles (334 square kilometers) after igniting Saturday. Residences served by Highway 128, between Monticello Dam and Pleasant Valley Road.

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