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Kimball Island Fire Spurred On By Winds, All Residents Accounted For

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Kimball Island Fire

ANTIOCH (AP) – An out-of-control wildfire spurred the evacuation of a small Northern California island  Tuesday.

The fire on Kimball Island in Suisun Bay between San Francisco and Sacramento spread across at least 40 acres on a dry, windy day. It engulfed one of the island’s 20 buildings and was threatening others, Solano County fire dispatcher Robyn Rains said.

The U.S. Coast Guard was helping with evacuations and Delta Fire Protection District crews had difficulty getting to the blaze because the site is was only accessible by boat.

“It started as a 10-foot brush fire,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Josh Lemas. “With the wind increasing 5 knots, it kept spreading the fire.”

No one was injured and all of the approximately 15 people who were on the island have been accounted for, officials said.

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