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Cal Fire orders additional Alameda County evacuations

Cal Fire issued an evacuation order in Alameda County early Sunday morning, effective immediately.

Mandatory evacuations stretch from south of Welch Creek Road to the SCU Lightning Complex fire perimeter and the south Alameda County line, and east of Calaveras Road at Welch Creek Road to the fire perimeter.

Evacuation warnings were previously issued Saturday evening in Alameda County and remain in effect. Cal Fire is routinely updating an online map reflecting the evacuation zones, warning areas and fire perimeters.

Cal Fire SCU Lightning Complex fire evacuation map with extended Alameda County, Calif. orders as of Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020.

Additionally, a Red Flag Warning is in effect from 5 a.m. Sunday until 5 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service bumped up the start of the warning,  which was originally expected to begin Sunday night.

As of Saturday evening, the SCU Complex fire has grown to 340,000 acres and is 10 percent contained.

The SCU Lightning Complex started Aug. 16 with multiple fires within the complex. These fires have since merged into two major fires and are broken into three zones: Canyon, Calaveras and Deer.

Only five structures have been destroyed, but 20,065 structures remain threatened. There have been no fatalities. However, there have been two civilian injuries and two first responder injuries, as of Saturday night.

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