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Evacuations ordered, I-580 closed in San Joaquin County

A dry grass fire that broke out Saturday south of Tracy in San Joaquin County has burned more than 12,000 acres, prompted evacuations and injured at least two firefighters, Cal Fire said. One structure was confirmed as destroyed. Interstate 580 was closed from the Alameda County line to the Stanislaus County line. Highway 132 was also closed from I-580 to Highway 33 due to the Corral Fire. Other road closures include I-580 to West Linne Road at South Tracy Boulevard, South McArthur Road and South Chrisman Road. Follow our immediate live coverage in the video player below tonight starting at 5 p.m. Growth of the Corral Fire and where it’s burning According to Cal Fire, the fire has burned 12,500 acres and is 15% contained, As of 8 a.m. Sunday morning, that was about 2,500 acres of growth overnight. Containment is measured in percentages to describe a break or line where combustible material around the fire has been reached, helping to prevent the fire from spreading further. Cal Fire said about 400 people were attacking the fire and trying to contain it. the northbound side of I-580 was contained and the roadway did not appear to be damaged. It is unknown if other parts of I-580 were damaged. “Firefighters are having a hard time getting on top of the fire,” Cal Fire’s Josh Silveria said Saturday evening. He added that the winds were “extremely violent”. Two firefighters suffered minor to moderate injuries and details of their conditions are unclear. The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. near West Corral Hollow Road with an announcement that it had burned approximately 450 acres. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory said the fire broke out near its Experimental Test Site 300 but did not threaten the facility. The Corral Fire was not linked to a series of recent controlled burns near the site, the lab said. In addition to Cal Fire, the South San Joaquin Fire Department, Tracy Police and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the response. See below for a closer look at where the fire burned. Windy Conditions When Fire Starts Our weather team said winds were gusting over 40 mph Saturday evening when the fire broke out. Meteorologist Heather Waldman said gusts were a bit lower overnight and Sunday morning, but geographically this fire is located in an area that tends to be windy. Expect west winds to increase again Sunday afternoon into the 30 mph range, she said. . Images from the Corral FireKCRA 3’s Erin Heft had a view of conditions on I-580 at Corral Hollow Road Sunday morning, while Kelly Curran was farther south where the fire briefly jumped I-580 at Bird Road. KCRA 3’s Carolina Estrada and Orko Manna got a view of the fire Saturday night looking down I-580. A viewer driving a Tesla Cybertruck sent in video of the smoky conditions on I-580 at Highway 132 early Saturday evening. See more spectator videos and photos here. Corral Fire Evacuation Information The San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services said an evacuation order has been issued for residents west of the California Aqueduct, south of Corral Hollow Creek, west of Alameda County and south of Stanislaus County. During an evacuation order, there is an immediate threat to livelihoods. It is obligatory to evacuate in this case. There is a temporary evacuation point at the Larch Clover Community Center in Tracy. A large animal shelter is being established at 2271 West Louise Avenue in Manteca. Power restored after outages Several thousand Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers lost power, although power has since been restored to almost all. Around 190 customers were still affected on Sunday morning.| MORE | A 2024 guide on how to prepare for California wildfires. Here are the key websites that are important to all Californians during wildfire season. Cal Fire Wildfire Incidents: Cal Fire tracks its wildfire incidents here. You can sign up here for text messages to receive updates from Cal Fire on wildfires occurring near your zip code. Wildfires on Federal Lands: Federal wildfire incidents are tracked here. Preparing for Power Outages: Ready.gov explains how to prepare for a power outage and what to do when you get back from here. Here’s how to report PG&E power outages. Stay informed when you’ve lost power and cell phone service: How to find a National Weather Service radio station near you. Be prepared for road closures: download the Caltrans QuickMap app or view the latest QuickMap road conditions here.San Joaquin County Emergency InformationSan Joaquin County Office of Emergency ServicesSign up for the SJReadyMaps Community Notification System San Joaquin County Neighborhood Evacuation ReportSan Joaquin County Fire DepartmentSee more coverage of California’s top stories here | Download our app.

A dry grass fire that broke out Saturday south of Tracy in San Joaquin County has burned more than 12,000 acres, prompted evacuations and injured at least two firefighters, Cal Fire said. One structure was confirmed as destroyed.

  • Interstate 580 was closed from the Alameda County line to the Stanislaus County line. Highway 132 was also closed from I-580 to Highway 33 due to the Corral Fire.
  • Other road closures included I-580 to West Linne Road at South Tracy Boulevard, South McArthur Road and South Chrisman Road.

Follow our immediate live coverage in the video player below tonight starting at 5 p.m.

Corral Fire Growth and Where It Burns

According to Cal Fire, the fire has burned 12,500 acres and was 15% contained as of 8 a.m. Sunday morning. This represented approximately 2,500 acres of growth overnight.

Containment is measured as a percentage to describe a break or line where combustible material around the fire has been reached, helping to prevent the fire from spreading further.

Cal Fire said about 400 people were attacking the fire and trying to contain it. The fire along the north side of I-580 was contained and the roadway did not appear to be damaged. It is unknown if other parts of I-580 were damaged.

“Firefighters are having a hard time getting on top of the fire,” Cal Fire’s Josh Silveria said Saturday evening. He added that the winds were “extremely violent”.

Two firefighters suffered minor to moderate injuries and details of their conditions are unclear.

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The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. near West Corral Hollow Road with an announcement that it had burned approximately 450 acres.

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory said the fire broke out near its Experimental Test Site 300 but did not threaten the facility. The Corral Fire is unrelated to a series of recent controlled burns near the site, the lab said.

In addition to Cal Fire, the South San Joaquin Fire Department, Tracy Police and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the response.

See below for a closer look at where the fire burned.

Windy conditions at the start of the fire

Our weather team said winds were gusting over 40 mph Saturday evening when the fire broke out.

Sunday morning corral fire

Meteorologist Heather Waldman said gusts were a bit lower overnight and Sunday morning, but geographically this fire is located in an area that tends to be windy.

Expect west winds to increase again Sunday afternoon into the 30 mph range, she said.

Wind gusts

Wind gusts

Images of the corral fire

KCRA 3’s Erin Heft had a view of conditions on I-580 at Corral Hollow Road Sunday morning, while Kelly Curran was further south where the fire briefly jumped I-580 at Bird Road.

KCRA 3’s Carolina Estrada and Orko Manna got a view of the fire Saturday night looking down I-580.

A viewer driving a Tesla Cybertruck sent in video of the smoky conditions on I-580 at Highway 132 early Saturday evening.

See more videos and photos from spectators here.

Corral Fire Evacuation Information

The San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services said an evacuation order was issued for residents west of the California Aqueduct, south of Corral Hollow Creek, west of Alameda County and southern Stanislaus County.

During an evacuation order, there is an immediate threat to livelihoods. It is obligatory to evacuate in this case.

There is a temporary evacuation point at the Larch Clover Community Center in Tracy. A large animal shelter is being established at 2271 West Louise Avenue in Manteca.

Electricity restored after outages

Several thousand Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers lost power, although power has since been restored to almost all. Around 190 customers were still affected on Sunday morning.

| MORE | A 2024 guide on how to prepare for California wildfires

Here are the key websites that are important to all Californians during wildfire season.

San Joaquin County Emergency Information

See more coverage of California’s top stories here | Download our app.

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