1 injured, firefighter recovering from grass fire in Yolo County – CBS Sacramento
DAVIS (CBS13) – A person is in the hospital and a firefighter is recovering from a fast-moving grass fire in Yolo County.
The flames erupted just south of Russel Boulevard in Davis. It started as a structure fire with a small house and barn fully engulfed, but the flames spread to vegetation,” the West Plainfield Fire Department said.
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Evacuation orders were in place near Creeksedge Road, but have since been lifted, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said.
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According to the West Plainfield Fire Department, approximately 50 acres were burned. A civilian was burned and inhaled by the smoke and was taken to hospital. A firefighter was treated and released at the scene.
Firefighters remain on high alert with the red flag warning in place until Wednesday morning. The California Office of Emergency Services has teams prepositioned in high-risk areas, including Yolo County.
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Officials say the strategic move helped crews over the weekend by giving them the upper hand in the fires that erupted in Northern California.