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Monticello fire in Yolo County scorches more than 6,400 acres
Monticello fire in Yolo County scorches more than 6,400 acres

Firefighters were battling a brush fire Monday in Yolo County that burned more than 6,400 acres and was heading toward steep terrain. The Monticello fire was 35% contained after igniting on Friday along the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa near the Monticello Dam and Highway 128, burning grassy oak woodland and heavy brush, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Erratic wind shifts led to extreme fire behavior during the first few days of the fire fight, prompting evacuation orders for 40 homes. Although evacuation orders were lifted Sunday and the blaze appeared to be burning away from homes, fire officials expected more challenges Monday, said...

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