Wintu Fire forces evacuations in Solano County near Winters

Evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings as a vegetation fire burns near Winters, authorities said. The Wintu fire has burned about 110 acres near the 8600 block of Wintu Way on Wednesday afternoon, Cal Fire said on social media. It is 90% contained and Cal Fire said the fire is “holding with current control lines.” Cal Fire told KCRA 3 that the fire was relatively simple for fire crews to get under control.”They were able to get a quick knockdown,” said Tyree Zander, with Cal Fire’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit. “The actual terrain that we were dealing with was in our favor because we’re down here in the valley, so it’s flat land. It’s a lot easier for us to maneuver our vehicles, have the aircraft come in and use retardant and tanker drops, versus if we’re up in the mountains or up on the hillsides, then we have to deal with the rugged terrain.”All residents on Wintu Way and Campos Lane in Winters were temporarily forced to evacuate, the Solano County Office of Emergency Services said. When an evacuation warning is issued, that means fire behavior could threaten nearby homes and businesses. During a warning, evacuations aren’t mandatory but they are encouraged. When an evacuation order is issued, that means there is an immediate threat to livelihood. Evacuation is mandatory in that case. One outbuilding and one trailer were destroyed in the fire, authorities with Dixon Fire told KCRA 3. However, authorities said no major structures were impacted and no one was hurt. KCRA 3 spoke to Charles Pearce, a homeowner who lives just west of Winters Road . A large burn scar from the Wintu Fire is located near the property, showing that the flames were just feet away from Pearce’s home. He said he was on the way home from work to run some errands when he noticed the fire. “I saw the fire so I just jumped on the tractor and started using the road utility to cut more fire break than I already had,” Pearce said. “But the wind picked up and was blowing it straight to the house and jumped the fire break.”Authorities warned people traveling in the area to be aware of emergency vehicles.The fire is burning in Solano County, but Yolo County officials are warning people they may see smoke in the area of ​​Winters. It’s unclear what caused the fire. Firefighters will be in the area for the next several hours to work on containment and to fully put out the blaze, Cal Fire said. Officials tracking Wintu Fire:Solano County Office of Emergency ServicesEvacuation MapCal Fire LNU| RELATED | 2022 Northern California wildfire resources: Where to find county evacuation info, maps, alerts and moreHow to minimize fire riskAcross the region, green fields have been turning to brown as grasses dry out. Grass fires will have the chance to spread quickly in conditions if a fire breaks out. People should avoid using power equipment during this period and make sure to remove any chains hanging off their cars.Cal Fire is also suspending burn permits for outdoor residential burning starting on Monday, May 23. This affects Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties.”We are experiencing drought conditions and extreme fire weather much earlier than usual for this time of year,” Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado division said. “Although debris burning is useful to reduce flammable vegetation, the conditions in the Amador-El Dorado Unit have reached the point where debris burning poses an unacceptable risk of starting a wildfire.”KCRA’s Fire Threat IndexKCRA 3’s weather team has developed a new tool the team will be using to keep you informed as fire conditions change. It’s called the Fire Threat Index. This will give you an idea of ​​the fire risk on any given day in different areas of our coverage region so you can plan ahead.| MORE LIKE THIS | 2022 California Wildfire Preparedness Guide: What to know and how to stay safeStay with KCRA 3 news for the latest on this developing story.Learn more about our fire threat index and other information to keep you and your loved ones safe by watching our “Wildfire Ready ” special. Get the latest nightly updates on the fire threat forecast from Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan on the KCRA 3 News at 11 pm

Evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings as a vegetation fire burns near Winters, authorities said.

The Wintu fire has burned about 110 acres near the 8600 block of Wintu Way on Wednesday afternoon, Cal Fire said on social media. It is 90% contained and Cal Fire said the fire is “holding with current control lines.”

Cal Fire told KCRA 3 that the fire was relatively simple for fire crews to get under control.

“They were able to get a quick knockdown,” said Tyree Zander, with Cal Fire’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit. “The actual terrain that we were dealing with was in our favor because we’re down here in the valley, so it’s flat land. It’s a lot easier for us to maneuver our vehicles, have the aircraft come in and use retardant and tanker drops, versus if we’re up in the mountains or up on the hillsides, then we have to deal with the rugged terrain.”

All residents on Wintu Way and Campos Lane in Winters were temporarily forced to evacuate, the Solano County Office of Emergency Services said. When an evacuation warning is issued, that means fire behavior could threaten nearby homes and businesses. During a warning, evacuations aren’t mandatory but they are encouraged. When an evacuation order is issued, that means there is an immediate threat to livelihood. Evacuation is mandatory in that case.

One outbuilding and one trailer were destroyed in the fire, authorities with Dixon Fire told KCRA 3. However, authorities said no major structures were impacted and no one was hurt.

KCRA 3 spoke to Charles Pearce, a homeowner who lives just west of Winters Road. A large burn scar from the Wintu Fire is located near the property, showing that the flames were just feet away from Pearce’s home. He said he was on the way home from work to run some errands when he noticed the fire.

“I saw the fire so I just jumped on the tractor and started using the road utility to cut more fire break than I already had,” Pearce said. “But the wind picked up and was blowing it straight to the house and jumped the fire break.”

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Authorities warned people traveling in the area to be aware of emergency vehicles.

The fire is burning in Solano County, but Yolo County officials are warning people they may see smoke in the area of ​​Winters.

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It’s unclear what caused the fire.

Firefighters will be in the area for the next several hours to work on containment and to fully put out the blaze, Cal Fire said.

Wintu Fire official tracking:

| RELATED | 2022 Northern California wildfire resources: Where to find county evacuation info, maps, alerts and more

How to minimize fire risk

Across the region, green fields have been turning to brown as grasses dry out. Grass fires will have the chance to spread quickly in conditions if a fire breaks out.

Firefighters are urgent people to be careful and make sure they have defensible space around their property. People should avoid using power equipment during this period and make sure to remove any chains hanging off their cars.

Cal Fire is also suspending burn permits for outdoor residential burning starting on Monday, May 23. This affects Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties.

“We are experiencing drought conditions and extreme fire weather much earlier than usual for this time of year,” Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado division said. “Although debris burning is useful to reduce flammable vegetation, the conditions in the Amador-El Dorado Unit have reached the point where debris burning poses an unacceptable risk of starting a wildfire.”

KCRA’s Fire Threat Index

KCRA 3’s weather team has developed a new tool the team will be using to keep you informed as fire conditions change. It’s called the Fire Threat Index. This will give you an idea of ​​the fire risk on any given day in different areas of our coverage region so you can plan ahead.

| MORE LIKE THIS | 2022 California Wildfire Preparedness Guide: What to know and how to stay safe

Stay with KCRA 3 news for the latest on this developing story.


Learn more about our fire threat index and other information to keep you and your loved ones safe by watching our “Wildfire Ready” special. Get the latest nightly updates on the fire threat forecast from Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan on the KCRA 3 News at 11 pm

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