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Cal Fire Lifts Evacuation Orders For Some Camino Residents Near Sand Fire

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Smoke billows from the Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Smoke billows from the Sand Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

CAMINO (CBS SF) — Cal Fire is lifting evacuation warnings and orders for parts around Camino as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire that’s destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

All evacuation warnings for the area of Outingdale community will be rescinded by 10 a.m. Monday. All homes east of E16 Mt. Aukum Road is also open for residents to returns.

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East of Sacramento, the Sand Fire has burned about 3,800 acres, roughly 6 square miles, of steep, rugged terrain near wine-growing regions in Amador and El Dorado counties since Friday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The fire, which has also destroyed seven outbuildings, was 35 percent contained Sunday morning, but threatens hundreds of homes, CalFire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff said. It could grow again Sunday as firefighters brace for high wind and triple-digit heat in the drought-stricken region.

Residents returning to the area may be required to show identification and proof of residency. Cal Fire encourages residents returning to the area to drive safely and watch for fire equipment and firefighter activity within those affected areas.

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