JUNE 8, 2019 – SATURDAY – 2000 HOURS PDT
A 3-month old compost fire has rekindled as the winds increased igniting a human-caused wildfire named the SAND FIRE, which is burning off of Country Rd 41 and Highway 16 towards Rumsey, California.
The fire has scorched 600 acres. (1939 hours PDT)
Big smoke is located at the heel of the fire.
All fixed wing aircraft have landed and are currently being held in staging.
Evacuations are in effect.
Shelter is located at Esparto Boy Scout Cabin. 16980 Yolo Avenue. (Source: Yolo Co Sheriff Office)
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“Fire is now being seen near Camp Haswell which is on the eastside of Hwy 16.” – Twitter user
“Smoke to the east is coming from the Sand Fire towards Yolo County. We have fire cameras that monitor activity in the area.” – Santa Rosa FD
*We are signing off this incident as it appears air resources are being released for the evening, while a few remain on-scene.
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