SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. (KTVU) - Cal Fire is closely monitoring the Atlas fire as it creeps through parts of Solano County.
Our KTVU crew has been at the scene Thursday along Mason Road in Fairfield where they are watching the progress of the fire as it burned along the ridgeline.
Cal Fire crews are attempting to guide the fire away from homes using air drops.
Choppers circled overhead, dropping water on the leading edge of the Atlas Fire trying to steer it away from homes.
The Atlas Fire is growing beyond its last reported size estimate of 43,000 acres.
Cal Fire is keeping the Green Valley evacuation zone intact, leaving evacuated residents with no idea of the condition of their homes.
The Green Valley evacuation order is still in place.
Overnight Cal Fire issued an advisory for people living north of Jameson Canyon Road from the county line to Interstate 80 and west of Suisun Valley Road from I-80 to the county line. It's not a mandatory evacuation order, but an advisory.
Fairfield police also say the Eastridge area is under a voluntary evacuation order.
Authorities are urging people to have a go-bag ready with several days clothes, essentials, medications and important papers.
Allan Witt Sports Complex is now the primary evacuation center. It has beds available as well as food and water. Fairfield High School is also accepting evacuees.
Schools in the area are cancelled including Fairfield Suisun Valley schools, Travis Unified schools and Vacaville Unified Schools.