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Police say most Fairfield evacuees can return home but should stay vigilant

Evacuation orders are being lifted for every evacuated home in the city limits of Fairfield except for the area near the Rancho Solano Golf Course clubhouse, police said Thursday.

Firefighters are still working to extinguish the fire around many homes in Fairfield and smoke will be in the air. Police said that even though residents may not see flames, the danger is still high because of the possibility the fire could flare up.

Solano County Evacuation map for LNU Lightning Complex fires as of Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.

Officers are in the evacuated areas to deter any possible problems. Police are encouraging residents to be flexible because dangerous conditions may arise at any moment.

Evacuation centers are still open at Rodriguez High School at 5000 Red Top Road in Fairfield, at Armijo High School at 824 Washington St. in Fairfield, the Joseph Nelson Community Center at 611 Village Drive in Suisun City and the Irving H. Lambrecht Sports Complex on Lambrecht Drive in Suisun City.

The LNU Lightning Complex fires that prompted the Fairfield evacuations have burned 131,000 acres around the North Bay and destroyed at least 105 structures.

Alert Wildfire A PG&E camera northeast of Fairfield, Calif. captures the LNU Lightning Complex fire on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.

Widespread evacuations remain in Solano, Napa and Sonoma counties, among other areas, and the fire is still threatening an estimated 30,500 structures.

The largest of the LNU Lightning Complex fires is the Hennessey Fire, which has burned 105,000 acres. A PG&E employee from Vacaville died in Solano County after he was discovered unresponsive in his vehicle.

The worker had been clearing infrastructure to make an area safe for emergency responders.

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