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Yolo County Sand Fire Burns 1,700 Acres, 0% Contained

8:30 p.m. Update: The Sand Fire has jumped to 1,700 acres in Yolo County off County Road 41 and Highway 16.

Evacuations along County Road 41 are still in place.

6:50 p.m. Update: Cal Fire said the Sand Fire has grown to 600 acres and is 0% contained.

Many neighboring agencies have responded to Yolo County to assist in the fight. Sacramento Metro Fire sent a type 3 Strike Team, consisting of four engines, two from Metro Fire, one from Sac City Fire, and one from Cosumnes Fire.

5:15 p.m. Update: Caltrans has closed down Highway 16 in Yolo County at Rumsey Canyon due to the Sand Fire.

The northbound lanes of Highway 16 are closed at Guinda.

There is no estimated time of reopening.

4:55 p.m. Update: Cal Fire said the Sand Fire has now grown to 125 acres and is zero percent contained.

Mandatory evacuations are in effect along County Road 41.

Firefighters said some structures are now threatened by the fire.

An evacuation center has been established at the Esparto Boy Scout Cabin at 16980 Yolo Avenue.

YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) — A vegetation fire has broken out near Guinda in Yolo County, according to Cal Fire.

Sand Fire in Guinda, Yolo County from Interstate 5. (credit: Noelle Borba)

Firefighters say the fire is 100 acres and rapidly spreading.

Air and ground resources are on the scene. Crews said no structures are threatened by the fire.

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It is unclear if it is near any homes since it is a rural area.

The fire was reported at 2:50 p.m.

This is a developing story. Check back for more.

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