Containment of Corral Fire near Tracy grows | Monday Updates and Maps

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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Evacuation orders were downgraded to evacuation warnings at 6 p.m. Sunday. Here are the latest updates on the Corral Fire.

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. — The near Tracy has burned more than 14,000 acres and is 75% contained, Cal Fire reported Monday morning.

The fire, which Cal Fire said is approximately 14,168 acres, started Saturday afternoon at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory site along Corral Hollow Road. Cal Fire maps showed that it burned south and west of Interstate 580. Cal Fire said I-580 is open as of Monday morning.

The fire destroyed one home, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Josh Silveira told ABC10 on Sunday morning. 

Crews made “great progress overnight” from Saturday to Sunday due to the favorable winds, Silveira said. About 400 firefighters and air support were used Sunday.

Evacuation orders were downgraded to evacuation warnings at 6 p.m. Sunday, spanning from the area west of the California Aqueduct, south of Corral Hollow Creek, west to Alameda County and south to Stanislaus County, according to the San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services. In an update, Cal Fire said residents should remain vigilant and prepare for potential changes. 

Two firefighters were injured Saturday while battling the blaze, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Josh Silveira. One firefighter had moderate injuries and the other had minor injuries. Both were taken to a hospital for treatment and evaluation. 

Michael Padilla, a spokesperson for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a nuclear, chemical and biological weapons research and development center, says Site 300 outside of Tracy is not threatened by the fire.

“The fire has moved away from the site. There was no on or off-site contamination,” he said. “As a precaution, LLNL has activated their emergency operations center to monitor the situation through the weekend.”

The cause of the fire is being investigated. 

STAY INFORMED:

EVACUATIONS:

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FIRE MAP:

Cal Fire map from 6:52 p.m. Sunday:

This map from the National Interagency Fire Center shows fire activity (this may take a few seconds to load):

WILDFIRE PREPS

If you live in a wildfire-prone zone, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. Defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris are completely cleared. At least 100 feet is recommended.

What you need to know to prepare, stay safe for wildfires

The Department of Homeland Security suggests assembling an emergency kit that has important documents, N95 respirator masks, and supplies to grab with you if you’re forced to leave at a moment’s notice. The agency also suggests signing up for local warning system notifications and knowing your community’s evacuation plans best to prepare yourself and your family in cases of wildfires.

Some counties use Nixle alerts to update residents on severe weather, wildfires, and other news. To sign up, visit www.nixle.com or text your zip code to 888777 to start receiving alerts. 

Read more: Are you wildfire ready? Here’s what to do to prepare for fire season.

PG&E customers can also subscribe to alerts via text, email, or phone call. If you’re a PG&E customer, visit the Profile & Alerts section of your account to register.

What questions do you have about the latest wildfires? If you’re impacted by the wildfires, what would you like to know? Text the ABC10 team at (916) 321-3310.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.