Crews halt spread of flames near Vacaville

The Buena Vista Lane evacuation order has been downgraded to a warning and Buena Vista Lane reopened, Solano County officials said, following a fire.The Timm Fire burned about 26 acres as of 8:00 pm near the area of ​​4400 block of Buena Vista Lane and Timm Road, Cal Fire, the state’s fire management agency, said on Thursday evening. Firefighters remained in the area monitoring hot spots.The agency downgraded the number of acres, officials said, after determining an official perimeter. The fire was 80% contained Thursday evening, officials said. When fire officials say they stop the forward progress of a fire, that means they have stopped the flames from spreading in a particular direction(s).At 3:45 pm, The Solano County Office of Emergency Services said evacuation orders remain at Buena Vista Lane, which has also been shut down to traffic. All other previous evacuation orders have been downgraded to evacuation warnings. With evacuation warnings, it is not required to leave your home, but it is highly encouraged to be ready to do so at a moment’s notice in a case of dangerous wildfire behavior. When an evacuation order is issued, that means there is an immediate threat to livelihood. Evacuation is mandatory in this case. Cal Fire said at 4:04 pm that the Timm Fire is 35% contained. Containment is not a measure of how much of the fire is extinguished but rather how much of a perimeter around the fire is established to prevent it from spreading. Instead, two other indicators work as a better gauge of if progress is being made on stopping a fire: if forward progress is called, or if the number of acres burnt slows down in increasing or stops increasing completely.When crews contain a fire, they establish a barrier, whether it is natural or manmade. When a fire is fully contained, lingering hot spots inside the containment lines can remain for days, weeks or even months after the fire is controlled.Power has also been restored to most PG&E customers originally impacted. Track evacuations below:(App users click here for a map.) Highway 505 was closed for a short time but has since reopened, according to the California Highway Patrol. However, the road may be closed again, authorities said. About 1,339 people are without power, according to PG&E’s outage map. The outages are in the area where the Timm Fire is burning. PG&E estimates power restoration to be back by 5 pmAuthorities are warning people to avoid the area and to give way to emergency vehicles. It’s unclear what caused the fire.Officials tracking the Timm Fire:Solano County Office of Emergency ServicesEvacuation MapCal Fire LNU| RELATED | 2022 Northern California wildfire resources: Where to find county evacuation info, maps, alerts and moreHow to minimize the fire riskAcross the region, green fields have been turning to brown as grasses dry out. Grass fires will have the chance to spread quickly in conditions if a fire breaks out.Firefighters are urging people to be careful and make sure they have defensible space around their property. People should avoid using power equipment during this period and make sure to remove any chains hanging off their cars. Cal Fire is also suspending burn permits for outdoor residential burning starting on Monday, May 23. This affects Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties.”We are experiencing drought conditions and extreme fire weather much earlier than usual for this time of year,” Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado division said. “Although debris burning is useful to reduce flammable vegetation, the conditions in the Amador-El Dorado Unit have reached the point where debris burning poses an unacceptable risk of starting a wildfire.”KCRA’s Fire Threat IndexKCRA 3’s weather team has developed a new tool the team will be using to keep you informed as fire conditions change. It’s called the Fire Threat Index. This will give you an idea of ​​the fire risk on any given day in different areas of our coverage region so you can plan ahead.| MORE LIKE THIS | 2022 California Wildfire Preparedness Guide: What to know and how to stay safeStay with KCRA 3 news for the latest on this developing story.Learn more about our fire threat index and other information to keep you and your loved ones safe by watching our “Wildfire Ready “special. Get the latest nightly updates on the fire threat forecast from Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan on the KCRA 3 News at 11 pm

The Buena Vista Lane evacuation order has been downgraded to a warning and Buena Vista Lane reopened, Solano County officials said, following a fire.

The Timm Fire burned about 26 acres as of 8:00 pm near the area of ​​4400 block of Buena Vista Lane and Timm Road, Cal Fire, the state’s fire management agency, said on Thursday evening. Firefighters remained in the area monitoring hot spots.

The agency downgraded the number of acres, officials said, after determining an official perimeter. The fire was 80% contained Thursday evening, officials said.

When fire officials say they stop the forward progress of a fire, that means they have stopped the flames from spreading in a particular direction(s).

At 3:45 pm, The Solano County Office of Emergency Services said evacuation orders remain at Buena Vista Lane, which has also been shut down to traffic. All other previous evacuation orders have been downgraded to evacuation warnings.

With evacuation warnings, it is not required to leave your home, but it is highly encouraged to be ready to do so at a moment’s notice in a case of dangerous wildfire behavior. When an evacuation order is issued, that means there is an immediate threat to livelihood. Evacuation is mandatory in this case.

Cal Fire said at 4:04 pm that the Timm Fire is 35% contained. Containment is not a measure of how much of the fire is extinguished but rather how much of a perimeter around the fire is established to prevent it from spreading. Instead, two other indicators work as a better gauge of if progress is being made on stopping a fire: if forward progress is called, or if the number of acres burnt slows down in increasing or stops increasing completely.

When crews contain a fire, they establish a barrier, whether it is natural or manmade. When a fire is fully contained, lingering hot spots inside the containment lines can remain for days, weeks or even months after the fire is controlled.

Power has also been restored to Most PG&E customers originally impacted.

Track evacuations below:

(App users click here for a map.)

Highway 505 was closed for a short time but has since reopened, according to the California Highway Patrol. However, the road may be closed again, authorities said.

About 1,339 people are without power, according to PG&E’s outage map. The outages are in the area where the Timm Fire is burning. PG&E estimates power restoration to be back by 5 pm

Authorities are warning people to avoid the area and to give way to emergency vehicles.

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It’s unclear what caused the fire.

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Officials tracking the Timm Fire:

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How to minimize the fire risk

Across the region, green fields have been turning to brown as grasses dry out. Grass fires will have the chance to spread quickly in conditions if a fire breaks out.

Firefighters are urging people to be careful and make sure they have defensible space around their property. People should avoid using power equipment during this period and make sure to remove any chains hanging off their cars.

Cal Fire is also suspending burn permits for outdoor residential burning starting on Monday, May 23. This affects Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties.

“We are experiencing drought conditions and extreme fire weather much earlier than usual for this time of year,” Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado division said. “Although debris burning is useful to reduce flammable vegetation, the conditions in the Amador-El Dorado Unit have reached the point where debris burning poses an unacceptable risk of starting a wildfire.”

KCRA’s Fire Threat Index

KCRA 3’s weather team has developed a new tool the team will be using to keep you informed as fire conditions change. It’s called the Fire Threat Index. This will give you an idea of ​​the fire risk on any given day in different areas of our coverage region so you can plan ahead.

| MORE LIKE THIS | 2022 California Wildfire Preparedness Guide: What to know and how to stay safe

Stay with KCRA 3 news for the latest on this developing story.


Learn more about our fire threat index and other information to keep you and your loved ones safe by watching our “Wildfire Ready” special. Get the latest nightly updates on the fire threat forecast from Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan on the KCRA 3 News at 11 pm

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