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Grass fire in rural Yolo County forces evacuations

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YOLO COUNTY — A grass fire that spread in the hills of rural Yolo County and led to evacuations being ordered Monday evening has been controlled.

The fire was in the unincorporated community of Zamora, which is located just northwest of Woodland along Interstate 5. The Zamora Fire Protection District said the fire had burned around 1,100 acres.

Late Tuesday morning, a spokesperson for Yolo County said firefighters had gained control of the blaze and County Road 14 was reopening.

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued Monday evening for the areas just west of that from Interstate 505 to County Road 89 and County Road 14 to County Road 16.

The sheriff's office said there are very few homes in the area, but all were notified.  An evacuation center was set up at County Service Center Suite 111 at East Grant Ave. in Winters. 

Evacuation orders were lifted late Monday night. 

Early Tuesday morning, the fire re-sparked due to spot fires carried by Monday's flames, the sheriff's office says.

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