57-acre Vacaville fire fully contained, evacuations lifted
VACAVILLE, Calif. (BCN) - The 57-acre Oak Fire in southwest Vacaville was 100 percent contained around 2:45 p.m. today, Cal Fire spokeswoman Suzie Blankenship said.
No structures were damaged or destroyed and evacuations have been lifted, the Vacaville Fire Department said.
The four-alarm grass and oak woodland fire was reported around 1 p.m. in the area of Oak Canyon Lane and Cherry Glen Road, Cal Fire said.
"It came down the hill so fast, the fire did, so fast, " evacuee Tina Rafferty told KTVU, looking at the charred hill behind her home, "we are absolutely grateful, those firefighters are our heroes."
"A policeman came and said get out, and so we did, " evacuee Norma Watson told KTVU.
The Three Oaks Community Center in Vacaville opened for evacuees and reported only two people in mid-afternoon.
Mandatory evacuations were ordered for Acorn Court, Fair Oaks Drive, Grandview Drive and parts of Hillview Drive.
The fire's forward progress was stopped at 2 p.m. Firefighters will remain in the area through the evening and mop up hot spots, Cal Fire said.
Cal Fire said 61 personnel responded to the fire. About 80 firefighters from several agencies knocked the fire down. One suffered some heat exhaustion, but there were no other injuries.