JUNE 9, 2019 – SUNDAY – 1145 PDT
The SAND FIRE began on June 8th around 1450 hours PDT. The official cause has not been released yet via CAL FIRE, whom is the lead fire agency.
It is located about seven miles NNW of Guinida and 92 miles NNE of San Francisco, California.
The fire grew 100 acres overnight and has now reached 1,800 acres burned.
There is still a 0% containment status.
There is a total of 500 fire personnel along with 38 engines, 4 fire crews, 4 helicopters, 5 dozers and 5 water tenders assigned to this incident.
Incident Cooperators include CAL FIRE (Lead Agency), CAL OES, Yolo County Sheriff Office, CHP, Sacramento County and many other fire agencies in the State.
Evacuations are in effect for those on County Rd 41. CAL FIRE evacuation map https://yolo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ea03deb166f849a7acb9153779001c98
Shelter is located at Esparto Boy Scout Cabin. 16980 Yolo Avenue. (Source: Yolo Co Sheriff Office)
Current Fire Weather
As of 2345 hours PDT: 73*F temps, partly cloudy with winds at 12 mph. Humidity is at 20%. Weather forecast for Sunday are 94*F temps and partly sunny with low temps in mid 60’s. Monday through Wednesday of the following week are expected to hit 102-105*F temps with partly sunny skies.
There is a RED FLAG WARNING for all of Yolo County.
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Other wildfires burning in California that were ignited today are the INK FIRE, WEST BUTTE FIRE, LEVEE FIRE and the STUHR FIRE.
ABOUT RUMSEY, CALIFORNIA
The area of Rumsey is considered as an unincorporated community inside of Yolo County that is located 18 miles northwest of Esparato in the Capay Valley and in the northwestern part of the County. It sits at an elevation of 420 fee.
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