Grass fire near Zamora in rural Yolo County flares up

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The California Highway Patrol has closed County Road 14 between I-505 and County Road 87.

ZAMORA, Calif. — A grass fire burning in the hills of in Yolo County flared up Tuesday after evacuations were lifted overnight.

According to Yolo County, crews are on the scene and people may see smoke in the area. The California Highway Patrol has closed County Road 14 between I-505 and County Road 87.

The fire started near County Road 12A Monday afternoon and led to evacuations for the areas west of I-505 to County Road 89 and south of County Road 14 to Highway 16. The evacuation orders were lifted Monday night around 11:30 p.m., according to Yolo County.

According to Zamora Fire Protection District Fire Chief Chase Covington, the fire burned at least 100 acres, as of Monday night.

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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.