CORDELIA (CBS SF) — A wildfire that erupted in a woodland area near Cordelia grew to four alarms and burned 24 acres Friday, triggering mandatory evacuations of several residences on Thomasson Lane before the blaze’s progress was halted, authorities said.
The blaze was first reported around 12:42 p.m. near the 2000 block of Cordelia Road and grew to 24 acres. Fortunately, winds were rather calm at just 8 mph and temperatures were in the mid-70s.READ MORE: 'Survivor' Contestant Michelle Yi Describes Frightening Santa Monica Assault
A Red Flag Warning was set to begin later Friday evening with temperature predicted to soar, humidity levels to plunge and winds to be gusty — perfect wildfire conditions.
The Cordelia blaze burned in scrub brush along hillsides and sent a plume of smoke skyward that could be seen for several miles.READ MORE: COVID: Oakland Unified Sets January Deadline For Students 12 And Up To Be Fully Vaccinated
Evacuations were ordered for about 50 homes along Cordelia Road and Thomasson Lane, but the residents were allowed to return around 3:20 p.m.
Cal Fire, Solano County and Fairfield firefighters were on the scene battling the blaze. Cal Fire deployed air support to fight the fire from above.
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