Tracy fire update -“Firefighters Make Headway Against Corral Fire Near Tracy, Evacuation Orders Downgraded”

Corral Fire in California burns 11K acres, forces evacuations | Fox News
Corral Fire in California burns 11K acres, forces evacuations | Fox News

Tracy fire -Firefighters Gain Ground Against Wind-Driven Blaze Near Tracy

Firefighters have made significant strides in containing a wind-driven wildfire that swept through thousands of acres near Tracy over the weekend, destroying a home and prompting evacuations.

The blaze, known as the Corral Fire, ignited Saturday afternoon in the grassy hills managed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a pivotal hub for nuclear weapons research in the United States. Despite its proximity, the research center was not deemed immediately threatened by the inferno.

CalFire, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, reported that as of Sunday evening, the fire had consumed approximately 14,168 acres and was 50% contained. However, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Residents in parts of Tracy, a city with a population of 100,000 located about 70 miles south of Sacramento, were among those ordered to evacuate as the flames advanced. Around 200 families were directed to evacuation centers on Saturday, with thousands more on standby.

As Sunday drew to a close, authorities downgraded the evacuation order to a warning, allowing residents to return home but urging them to remain vigilant in case conditions worsen. Despite the progress made by firefighters, the Corral Fire serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing threat posed by wildfires in California’s parched landscape.

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