What to know: Wildfires burning in or near Sunol, Benicia, Vacaville, Port Costa, San Mateo County

SUNOL, Calif. (KGO) — If you saw thick smoke in the sky Thursday afternoon, you’re not alone. ABC7 News tracks the Scenic Fire, Canyon Fire, Benicia Fire, Timm Fire and Edgewood Fire. Here’s what we know about several wildfires burning in or near Port Costa, Crockett, Sunol, Pleasanton, Benicia, Vacaville, and San Mateo County.

stage fire

East Bay authorities have given a ‘green light’ for Port Costa after a fast-moving 108-acre wildfire burned dangerously close to homes.

All evacuation orders have been lifted and firefighters will remain at the scene overnight to continue working towards full containment. The fire is 50% contained.

According to CAL FIRE, at the height of the fire, planes at the scene were reporting “erratic behavior”.

Go here for the latest news on the Scenic Fire at Port Costa.

canyon fire

Officials say progress has been halted on a 71-acre wildfire near Sunol and Pleasanton. The blaze, which is 10% contained, is burning on the ridge between Fremont and Pleasanton, according to firefighters.

In an interview with ABC7 News, a CAL FIRE official said there was a threat to the transmission lines.

All evacuation orders for Kilkare Rd. in Sunol and Golden Eagle Estates in Pleasanton have been lifted.

CAL FIRE says crews will remain on site overnight to continue working towards full containment.

Go here for the latest news on the Canyon Fire at Sunol.

Benicia fire

Forward progress was halted on this fire burning near the Valero refinery.

Benicia police station tweeted the following: “Our Public Safety dispatchers are receiving damning reports of the grass fire on Corte Dorado near the Valero refinery. We are aware and @BeniciaFire is on the scene. Please follow @BeniciaFire for the latest updates on the situation.”

The town of Benicia tweeted“Due to smoke from wildfires, people in sensitive groups such as people with heart or lung conditions, the elderly, children and pregnant women should limit prolonged outdoor activities. Consider keeping doors and windows closed. If cooling is needed, turn to circulation mode.”

Tim’s fire

This fire burns near Vacaville.

According to CAL FIRE, the fire was originally 39 acres, but has since been reduced to 26 acres and is 80% contained. Forward progress has been halted. Firefighters will be in the area for the next few hours working on containment and extinguishing hot spots.

Edgewood Fire

CAL FIRE says the 20-acre Edgewood Fire in San Mateo County is now 95% contained. All evacuation orders were downgraded to six-alarm fire warnings.

PG&E has filed an incident report with the California Public Utilities Commission out of an abundance of media inquiries following this fire.

According to an incident report filed by PG&E with the California Public Utilities Commission, CAL FIRE recovered PG&E equipment from the Emerald Lake distribution circuit near the Edgewood fire.

The report says the equipment was recovered approximately half a mile from where the fire originally started.

When we contacted PG&E, the spokesperson did not directly comment on the incident report, saying in part that the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

Head here for the latest Edgewood Fire news.

Tesla Fire

CAL FIRE says crews are responding to a wildland fire that broke out in the Tesla Road and Corral Hollow Road area in a remote area of ​​Alameda County 11 miles southeast of Livermore.

Officials say the fire now covers about 300 acres with 10% containment.

Firefighters will remain on site until Thursday evening as they work towards full containment.

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This story will be updated as firefighters get the fires under control or new fires break out. Check back for updates.

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