Wildfires burn in Northern California, prompting evacuations

Firefighters are battling a series of wildfires in northern California that forced them to evacuate Thursday afternoon.

Residents of the Sunoll community in Alameda County, near Plantenton, were forced to evacuate following a canyon fire. The fire covered 65 hectares of grass and brush, and firefighters stopped growing at 4:30 p.m. According to the California Department of Forests and Fire Protection.

Residents of Contra Costa County are also facing evacuation orders and road closures.

And the team fire in Solano County, Vaccaville, rose to 39 acres[39 ha]on Thursday afternoon. The fire was contained 35 percent of the time, and growth stopped at 4 p.m., Cal Fire reported.

In the afternoon, the sea breeze was blowing in the area, said Brooke Bingaman, senior weather forecaster for the Bay Area. But that wind was bringing more moisture, which helped firefighters control the fire.

“It’s a mixed bag.

She said the wind was expected to die on Thursday evening.

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