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Smoky fire prompts evacuations west of Sacramento

A deer flees flames as the Quail Fire burns near Winters, Calif., on Saturday, June 6, 2020....
A deer flees flames as the Quail Fire burns near Winters, Calif., on Saturday, June 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)(KOLO)
Published: Jun. 7, 2020 at 12:43 PM PDT
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Strong winds fed a smoky fire that threatened about 100 rural homes and prompted evacuations in Northern California.

The fast-growing blaze burned about 2 square miles of dry brush near the town of Winters. Gusts sent smoke about 30 miles east into downtown Sacramento.

The fire began around 4:30 p.m. Saturday and was just 10% contained by morning. Evacuations were ordered for about 100 threatened homes just southwest of Winters, a rural town in Yolo County with about 6,600 residents.

The cause was under investigation.

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