Fire in Vacaville, California spurs evacuations with second blaze threatening homes in Pleasanton Ridge | The Sun

A VEGETATION fire forced the evacuation of a California city on Thursday and temporarily closed the highway, said authorities.

About 15 acres have been burned due to the Timm Fire and officials say zero percent of it has been contained.

"If driving in the area use caution and give way to emergency vehicles," tweeted CAL Fire.

Highway 505 was closed for a short time but is now reopened, said the California Highway Patrol.

However, the road may be closed again, said authorities.

Vacaville residents were ordered to evacuate around 2:55pm, including everyone north of Cantelow Road, south of Peaceful Glen Rd, east of English Hills Road and west of Timm Rd, said the Solano County Office of Emergency Services.

The evacuation is mandatory, meaning that the threat is immediate to residents in the area.

There have been several other wildfires burning across the Bay Area as of Thursday afternoon.

The Phoenix Fire and Canyon Fire have had evacuations ordered and homes threatened near Port Costa and Sunol respectively.

Meanwhile, the Benicia Fire has been burning near Valery Refinery.

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