FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — A fire burning dry, grassy hills between Fairfield and Vacaville has grown to about 1,000 acres and was 10 percent contained late Friday night, a Cal Fire spokeswoman said.
The Nelson Fire started at about 4:30 p.m. near Nelson and Lagoon Valley roads just off Interstate 80.
Cal Fire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff said no injuries have been reported and no structures have been reported damaged or destroyed.
At of 9:20 p.m., Fairfield police said evacuations for the Paradise Valley and Gold Ridge neighborhoods are still in effect, but the fire’s forward progress has been stopped.
Crews are making those areas safe for repopulation. Police said they don’t have an estimate for when the areas will be safe to occupy again.
An evacuation center is open at Fairfield High School, which is at 205 E. Atlantic Ave. in Fairfield.
People evacuated from senior living centers in the Paradise Valley area were being taken to the high school.
Cement Hill Road is closed between Peabody Road and Manuel Campos Parkway.
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