Residents near Green Valley Rd. in unincorporated Solano Co. being asked to evacuate

- By Bay City News Service

Residents in the community of Green Valley in western unincorporated Solano County, near where the Atlas Fire is burning in Napa County, are being asked to voluntarily evacuate their homes this evening, according to Fairfield police.

Solano County sheriff's officials and staff with the county's Officer of Emergency Services are going door-to-door in areas along Green Valley Road, encouraging residents to voluntarily evacuate.

Based on the weather forecasted for tonight, Cal Fire has issued an evacuation advisory for all homes on streets off of Green Valley Road, north of Rockville Road, as well as homes west of Green Valley Road from Mason Road to Valley End Lane, police said.

Residents there are only being encouraged to evacuate. If wind patterns change, however, a mandatory evacuation for the area could be put into effect, police said.

The Atlas Fire started around 9:20 p.m. Sunday off Atlas Peak Road south of Lake Berryessa. It had burned 25,000 acres by about 4 p.m. today.

At least two people have been reported dead in that fire, Cal Fire officials said. 

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