Monday, July 6, 9 a.m. - (AP) - In Vacaville, officials say a wildfire that might have been started by fireworks and burned more than 320 acres while threatening homes is now 100 percent contained.
A city spokesman says the fire started Saturday night and embers quickly spread by winds that gusted to 40 miles-an-hour. About 125 people left their homes in voluntary evacuations. Several homes were threatened, but no structures were burned.
Crews are mopping up after battling a blaze that erupted Saturday night in Vacaville. Evacuations have been lifted and roads have reopened.
The wildfire burned more than 320 acres and threatened homes, though no structures burned. KCRA-TV reported that about 100 people were evacuated.
A Vacaville city spokesman said winds gusting up to 40 mph caused the fire to spread quickly while embers sparked other fires. About 130 firefighters were on the scene. At 6 a.m., the fire was 50 percent contained.
As of 7 a.m. Sunday, crews were mopping up and evacuations were lifted. The Vacaville Police Department tweeted that crews will remain on the scene for most of the day in case of flare ups.
There's no word on what caused the blaze.
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