Yolo County Fire Erupts Overnight, Doubles to 16,500 Acres

The Guinda Fire is now the largest fire burning in Northern California. There is currently no containment.

A fire in Yolo County began on Saturday afternoon during the poor fire conditions, when high heat, dry conditions and heavy wind were prevalent. The winds fueled the flames, bursting into and 8,000 acre fire in just a matter of hours.

The conditions did not improve overnight, as the Guinda Fire doubled to 16,500 acres by Sunday morning, now making it the largest fire burning among the many fires in Northern California. There is currently no containment.

While it’s still unclear how many structures have been burnt or are threatened, there are at least 30 structures in the fire’s path. And although it’s the biggest fire in the area, the mostly rural area is not heavily populated, making it less threatening and costly as the Pawnee Fire, which ravaged the Lake County area just 30-miles to the northwest.

The Guinda Fire is located near the Cache Creek Casino Resort, and you can actually get a decent glimpse of the fire from their webcam. The fire does not seem to poise a threat to the casino.

Cache Creek Webcam Image

Mandatory evacuations are in place for County Rd 63 to County Rd 76, West of Highway 16 and the Murphy Ranch area.

The high winds have put Northern California under a plume of smoke, as shown by this tweet from the National Weather Service:

We will continue to update this story. You can view a full incident report from CalFire here.

Here are some of the top posts circulating twitter about the #Guindafire:

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