Quail Fire west of Davis, California

Smoke spreads toward Sacramento

(UPDATED at 5:58 p.m. PDT June 7, 2020)

The Quail Fire southwest of Winters, California has been mapped at 1,837 acres. CAL FIRE reports that mandatory residential evacuations have been lifted.

The number of structures destroyed remains at three.


(UPDATED at 9:25 a.m. PDT June 7, 2020)

CAL FIRE reported at 8 a.m. Sunday that the Quail Fire southwest of Winters, California has burned 1,400 acres with three structures destroyed and 100 structures still threatened. They also report that it is 10 percent contained, however for many agencies containment numbers are extremely subjective and may or may not accurately reflect the percent of the fire perimeter that is contained.

Evacuations are still in effect.

Resources assigned include 30 engines, 7 hand crews, and 9 dozers for a total of 600 personnel.


(UPDATED at 6:21 a.m. PDT June 7, 2020)

Map Quail Fire 248 am PDT 6-7-2020
Map showing heat detected on the Quail Fire by satellites at 2:48 a.m. PDT June 7, 2020.

The spread of the fire slowed considerably overnight.

At 6:50 a.m. Sunday at a weather station south of the fire it was 53 degrees, 56 percent relative humidity, and the wind was out of the west-northwest at 7 mph gusting to 16.

NOAA predicts the smoke will continue to spread to the east toward Sacramento.

Smoke forecast
Smoke forecast. Product from NOAA’s Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke analysis for 7:58 p.m. PDT June 6, 2020.

(12:22 a.m. PDT June 7, 2020)

Map Quail Fire
Map showing the approximate locations of heat detected on the Quail Fire by satellites at 9:02 p.m. PDT June 6, 2020.

The Quail Fire that started Saturday afternoon southwest of Winters, California has burned about 1,200 acres west of Davis according to a 9 p.m. PDT update from CAL FIRE. Evacuations are in progress.

It was initially reported near the intersection of Quail Canyon Road and Pleasants Valley Road south of Highway 128 approximately 9 miles north of Vacaville and 13 miles west of Davis.

Quail Fire photo
The Quail Fire looking northeast from Mt. Vaca at 8:41 p.m. PDT June 6, 2020. PGE/Axis camera.

An evacuation Center is located at 3 Oaks Community Center, 1100 Alamo Dr., Vacaville, CA 95687.

At 9:45 p.m. MDT the Incident Commander requested an additional four strike teams (5 engines each) of any type of engines, immediate need. Approximately 100 structures were threatened, according to CAL FIRE.

Smoke from the Quail and other fires in the North Bay area is predicted to spread to the east affecting residents in Davis, Sacramento, Fairfield, Elk Grove, and Concord.

Product from NOAA’s Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke analysis for 7:58 p.m. PDT June 6, 2020.

The wind in the fire area is predicted to be out of the west-northwest Saturday night at 16 gusting to 23 mph at 10 p.m., decreasing to 9 mph by sunrise. The maximum relative humidity overnight will be 65 percent, then will drop into the low 20s by Sunday afternoon, with an air temperature of 75 degrees.

Map Quail Fire aircraft
Aircraft operating near the Quail Fire west of Davis, California at 8:04 p.m. PDT June 6, 2020. FlightAware/Wildfire Today.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

3 thoughts on “Quail Fire west of Davis, California”

  1. Cal Fire update at 0800 this morning 6/7/2020 shows the Quail Fire contained, at 1,400 acres. Three buildings lost (unknown type); no word yet on when evacuations will be lifted.

    1. The CAL FIRE 8 a.m. update today shows that the fire is 10 percent contained, not 100 percent. For many agencies containment numbers are extremely subjective and may or may not accurately reflect the percent of the fire perimeter that is contained.

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