A Northern California wildfire danger alert accidentally went out to more areas than intended Thursday, causing residents to panic.
On Thursday morning, some residents living Solano and Yolo counties received a message on their phones that read:READ MORE: Homeless Encampments Cause Concern For Local Businesses As Sacramento Shelters Reach Capacity
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However, the Vacaville Police Department says there is no fire threat to those counties. According to the Solano County Office of Emergency Services, the alert was sent out by Napa County and went to additional counties by mistake.
Napa County sent a wireless emergency alert advising of extreme fire danger. This message was not intended for Solano County residents. There are no active fires burning in Solano County and no evacuation orders. Please share.
— SolanoOES (@SolanoOES) October 1, 2020
There are no active fires in Fairfield@CountyofNapa sent a wireless emergency alert advising of extreme fire danger. This message was not intended for Solano County residents. There are no active fires burning in Solano County and no evacuation orders. Please share. pic.twitter.com/NtQz8v1hqW
— Fairfield, CA Police (@FairfieldPolice) October 1, 2020
— Vacaville Police (@VacavillePolice) October 1, 2020
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Disregard the message regarding a wildland fire threat sent to Yolo residents by Napa County accidentally. There is NO threat to our campus or Yolo county. @ucdavis @UCDavisDateline @Chancellor_May @Chancellor_May https://t.co/5N9bjD3Pfe
— UC Davis Fire Dept. (@UCDavisFire) October 1, 2020