Quail fire outside Vacaville exceeds 1,800 acres

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Crews gained the upper hand Sunday on the first large wildfire in Northern California in months — the Quail Fire burning in Solano County and near Winters in Yolo County — ahead of a new forecast in which strong winds could once again fuel its momentum.

The wildfire, which doubled in size in less than two hours Saturday, had charred 1,837 acres by Sunday afternoon, up from 1,400 acres in the morning, Cal Fire reported. It was 40 percent contained, an increase from 10 percent containment eight hours before.

Evacuation orders, which affected 100 ranches and rural homes, were lifted by the Solano County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday; entry into the fire zone, however, remains limited to residents. Three structures have been destroyed by flames, officials said.

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