Northern California Wildfire Burns Over 14,000 Acres, Evacuation Warning in Effect

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Northern California Wildfire Burns Over 14,000 Acres, Evacuation Warning in Effect

Northern California Wildfire Burns Over 14,000 Acres, Evacuation Warning In Effect

An evacuation order has been reduced to a warning as a severe wildfire blazes through over 14,000 acres in San Joaquin County.

Northern California Wildfire Burns Over 14,000 Acres, Evacuation Warning In Effect

The Corral Fire ignited near West Hollow Coral Road around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, initially scorching 450 acres. However, driven by gusts of 40 mph winds, the flames rapidly expanded, engulfing nearly 10,000 acres in the surrounding areas of Tracy and Alameda County within hours. By Sunday afternoon, the fire had consumed 14,168 acres. Hundreds of firefighters are tirelessly battling the blaze to prevent further spread.

Northern California Wildfire Burns Over 14,000 Acres, Evacuation Warning In Effect

As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, the fire has injured two firefighters, destroyed at least one structure, and caused power outages. Mandatory evacuations are still in place throughout the affected areas. Cal Fire reports that the wildfire is approximately 50% contained.

Northern California Wildfire Burns Over 14,000 Acres, Evacuation Warning In Effect

“Strong winds and dry grass have made it difficult to contain,” stated Cal Fire.

Northern California Wildfire Burns Over 14,000 Acres, Evacuation Warning In Effect

Efforts to control the flames are expected to continue throughout the day and night.

Northern California Wildfire Burns Over 14,000 Acres, Evacuation Warning In Effect

Corral Fire Evacuation

Northern California Wildfire Burns Over 14,000 Acres, Evacuation Warning In Effect

The San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services initially issued an evacuation order for residents west of the California Aqueduct, south of the Corral Hollow Creek, west to Alameda County, and south to Stanislaus County. However, at approximately 5 p.m., the order was downgraded to a warning.

A temporary evacuation point has been established at Larch Clover Community Center, located at 11157 W Larch Rd, Tracy.

Evacuation orders are issued when there is an immediate threat to life. Officials emphasize the importance of adhering to all instructions from law enforcement for a safe evacuation.

A warning indicates impending danger to life or property and requires residents to remain vigilant and prepared to evacuate if necessary.

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