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Evacuations Lifted in Monticello Fire

 
Evacuations Lifted in Monticello Fire
Posted July 7th, 2014 @ 7:44am by KFBK News

In Yolo County, people are are able to home after the Monticello Fire forced them to evacuate, because firefighters are making progress.

The Monticello Fire is burning some rugged and steep terrain near the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa.  

However, evacuation orders issued over the weekend for homes on Highway 128 have been lifted. 

"There's a chance we may have to do evacuations in the future, but at this point we continue to make good progress and very few homes, in the scattered part of Yolo County, remained threatened," Daniel Berlant with Cal Fire said.  

Berlant says a firefighter is going to be alright, but he got a scare when the bulldozer he was using to clear a firebreak tipped over on a hillside.  

He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.  

The Monticello Fire has grown significantly to about 6,700 acres in size, but Berlant says it is 35 percent contained.

The fire is burning about five miles west of Winters in a remote, rural area of thick dry grass and trees, but is headed toward the town, which is just north of Davis, and about 35 miles from Sacramento.

The Delta Breeze is picking up the smoke and blowing it toward Sacramento. Most of the Sacramento Metro area spent the day under a blanket of smoke.

Firefighters from Sacramento and Consumnes have been sent in to aid Cal Fire with the blaze.

 

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