Fire in rural Yolo County burns roughly 1,500 acres

Wildfire Watch

The Latest – Thursday, May 20:

5:15 p.m.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the fire has burned roughly 1,500 acres.

The fire has forced the closure of the Fremont Weir State Wildlife Area in Knights Landing “until further notice,” the Department of Fish and Wildlife said.

2 p.m.

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District reports the wildfire is expected to burn roughly 1,400 acres Thursday afternoon.

Smoke from the fire is impacting West Sacramento and surrounding areas, according to the Air Quality Management District.

Original story below:

YOLO County, Calif. (KTXL) — Fire crews in Yolo County are battling a wildfire that has grown to at least 500 acres.

Officials said the fire started at County Road 16, northeast of Woodland, in an area west of the Fremont Weir State Wildlife Area in Knights Landing.

Crews left the fire unstaffed overnight with plans to return Thursday morning, said Erik Komula, the Woodland Fire battalion chief. 

At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown. 

Multiple fire agencies are responding to the fire. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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