Two firefighters suffered minor injuries Tuesday while responding to the Sand Fire — Northern’s California’s largest so far this fire season — as the threat from the blaze dwindled and resources were scaled back from earlier in the week, authorities said.
As of Wednesday morning, containment of the blaze that sparked Saturday near the Yolo County community of Guinda stood at 80 percent, with 2,512 acres burned and seven non-residential structures destroyed.
Crews were focusing on extinguishing hot spots and 694 fire officials were responding, down from more than 1,100 people on Monday, according to Cal Fire. Officials expect Wednesday’s cooler temperatures to help firefighting efforts.
An evacuation advisory for residents of County Road 41 was lifted Tuesday and Highway 16 was opened at noon.
Other fires in California include the Calaveras Fire, which ignited Monday near East Calaveras Road and Weller Road in the eastern part of Milpitas, reached 100% containment Wednesday morning. The blaze consumed 35 acres.
In Napa County, the Ink Fire, which sparked northeast of Calistoga near Pope Valley Road, was fully contained Wednesday morning at 50 acres, authorities said.