Thousands evacuated and homes burned in Solano wildfire

Thousands evacuated and several homes burned in Wildfire in Solano County overnight. Officials have ordered evacuations for parts of Fairfield on Wednesday afternoon as the fire continues to progress further into Solano County.

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People on the edge of urban Vacaville were evacuated Wednesday morning. Police and firefighters went door-to-door in a frantic scramble before dawn to warn residents to evacuate as fire enveloped the city of about 100,000.

“This is an incredibly emotional and stressful time for most of us who’ve endured a number of wildfires over the last few years,” said Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick. He reminded people about sirens that have been installed in recent years to tell people to evacuate.

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According to the Solano County Office of Emergency Services, evacuation centers include:

VACAVILLE

Vacaville Ice Rink – 551 Davis Street, Vacaville CA 95688
McBride Senior Center – 91 Town Square Pl, Vacaville, CA 95688
Ulatis Community Center – 1000 Ulatis Dr, Vacaville, CA 95687 (Ulatis is a 24/hr shelter with beds)

FAIRFIELD/SUISUN

Fairfield High School on 205 East Atlantic Avenue, Fairfield CA 94534
Rodrigues High School on 5000 Red Top Road, Fairfield CA 94534
Joseph Nelson Community Center – 611 Village Center Dr, Suisun City, CA 94585
Lambrecht Sports Complex – Lambrecht Dr, Suisun City, CA 94584 (trailers, large animals accepted)
Old Walmart Parking Lot – 300 Chadbourne Rd, Fairfield, CA 94533
Guru Nanak Sikh Temple* – 2948 Rockville Rd, Fairfield, CA 94533 (*service animals accepted, please do not bring meat for consumption at this site)

ANIMAL SITES

Vallejo Fairgrounds – 900 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589 (large animals are being accepted)
Solano County Animal Shelter – 2510 Claybank Road (small animals are being accepted)

The sheriff’s office is asking people who are unable to get a hold of a loved one in Solano County to call its Missing Persons Unit at 707-784-1613 or 707-784-1607.

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