Vacaville Brush Fire A Sign Of Bad Fire Season

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A 10-acre brush fire  Monday in a steep canyon just outside Vacaville may predict a dire fire season.

Vacaville Fire District Deputy Chief Doug Rogers said a permitted burn by a homeowner got away and raced up Oak Valley Canyon burning brush and high grass.

The fire put up a column of white smoke that could be seen ten miles away.  It was controlled at the top of the ridge above the canyon.  About a dozen homes were unscathed because the fire went up the ridge away from the structures.

“It was surprising how fast it got away.  There’s a lot of dry grass and low humidity.  It looks like it will a difficult fire season,” said Rogers.

Cal Fire hand crews had the aid of helicopter water drops.  They put a firebreak around the area with the help of a bulldozer.  High winds are expected tomorrow and firefighters will keep an eye on hotspots for the next two days to make sure there are no flare ups.

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