FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KGO) –
Evacuation orders were raised Friday night for Paradise Valley and Gold Ridge neighborhoods in Fairfield, California, where a large grass fire chased thousands from their homes.
Hancock Drive in Gold Ridge remained closed due to hot places nearby. Hancock is the street where former firemen stood up and raised the flames as they got down the hill to the Gold Ridge Homes.
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“All my sprinklers are on the front and back, I did everything I could do,” said house owner Ellis Dozier.
Dozier got his family safe when Mandatory evacuation orders came down.
“Everybody is out, everyone is gone. Wifey is not too far from us now, Dozier said.
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When asked why he had not left, Dozier simply said: “This is my house, this is where I’m going to raise my children. This is their future. “
But others did not stop. They packed cars and took off.
A rancher moved his cattle to a safer position as flames marched down the hill.
Earlier, our cameras took the elders after they started the Interstate 80. Within a few minutes it became fully absorbed,
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Police told neighbors to go.
“They came to the house, told us to come out,” said evakuee Christopher Smalls.
Bulldozers cut fire extinguishers. And firemen protected homes from flames.
“They told us that we had to evacuate, so it has been an experience. This is our guest house, I can not afford to burn it,” evacuated Elizabeth Diaz said.
The Fairfield High School became an evacuation guard. The residents of the Paradise Valley senior citizen did the best of a frightening time.
From Friday night, the fire had burned 1
000 hectares and contained 10 percent. A structure has been lost, said Cal Fire. What caused the fire is still unknown.
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