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Firefighters contain Cordelia Road blaze at 24 acres, lift evacuations


A four-alarm vegetation fire that began burning Friday afternoon near rural Fairfield has been contained and evacuation orders have been lifted, according to Fairfield police.

The blaze was first reported at 12:40 p.m. in the area of 2000 Cordelia Road.

The fire’s progression was stopped at about 3:15 p.m., and officials lifted the evacuation order for the roughly 50 homes in the area, police said.

Police said no structures were damaged in the fire, which they estimated had burned 24 acres.

Twenty-seven fire engines from multiple North Bay fire departments fought the fire, along with a helicopter from Cal Fire, according to police. Cordelia Road will remain closed until about 6 p.m., when police estimated the cleanup will be complete.

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