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Firefighters halt the development of a major fire that led to evacuations – The Vacaville Reporter

Written by Javed Iqbal

Progress on four-alarm fire off Timm Road and Buena Vista Lane in rural Vacaville, which burned approximately 39 acres and received evacuation orders Thursday afternoon, had been stopped by firefighters after an hour.

At the time of the press release, the fire had been 65% under control.

The Timm fire that allegedly started in Buena Vista around 6 p.m. 14.05, burned three outbuildings, including a barn, but no homes. Cal Fires Lake Napa unit said firefighters would remain in the area for further containment and to turn off hot spots

A firefighter in the Vacaville Fire Protection District sprays water on a boat as it burns while attacking a 39-acre grass fire Thursday in Vacaville's rural district (Joel Rosenbaum / The Reporter)
A firefighter in the Vacaville Fire Protection District sprays water on a boat as it burns while attacking a 39-acre grass fire Thursday in Vacaville’s rural district (Joel Rosenbaum / The Reporter)

Evacuation orders were issued to residents living north of Cantelow Road, south of Peaceful Glen Road, east of English Hills Road and west of Timm Road. From kl. 16, the orders were downgraded to warnings except for Buena Vista Lane, which remained under evacuation orders until it was also downgraded to a warning around 6 p.m.

Residents of the area were advised to remain prepared to evacuate if conditions change. An updated evacuation card can be viewed Solanooes.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=91df8afef2c447688c212acfe8afcb30.

The Timm fire was one of several fires that burned in the region on Thursday, which also included the Valero fire in Benicia, the Canyon fire in Pleasanton, the Scenic Fire in Port Costa and the Vaca Valley Fire Off Interstate 505. It also comes one day after the Wintu fire, which burned about 110 acres outside Winters and Vacaville. As of Thursday, it is 90% contained.

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