Smoky fire prompts evacuations west of Sacramento
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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