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What you need to know: the fires currently burning at or near Sunol, Benicia, Vacaville, Port Costa

SUNOL, Calif. (KGO) – Several fires are currently burning in the San Francisco Bay Area, forcing many people to evacuate. Stick with ABC7 News for continued coverage.

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stage fire

Evacuation orders have been issued in Port Costa due to a multi-alarm fire near homes, authorities said.

CAL FIRE says orders and road closures are in place for the area around Carquinez Scenic Drive and Canyon Lake Drive, one mile east of Crockett.

Firefighters are urging residents to prepare to evacuate and follow all orders from law enforcement.

According to CAL FIRE, planes at the scene are reporting “erratic fire behavior” and the blaze has burned 50 acres and is 0% contained.

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

canyon fire

Officials say progress has been halted on a 65-acre wildfire near Sunol and Pleasanton.

In an interview with ABC7 News, a CAL FIRE official said there was a threat to transmission lines and evacuations were underway.

The wildfire is burning on the ridge between Fremont and Pleasanton, according to Fremont fire officials.

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

Benicia fire

This fire is 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.”

Tim’s Fire

This fire burns near Vacaville.

According to CAL FIRE, the fire covers approximately 39 acres and is 35% contained. Forward progress has been halted. Firefighters will be in the area for the next few hours working on containment and extinguishing hot spots.

Edgwood Fire

CAL FIRE says the 20-acre Edgewood Fire in San Mateo County is now 90% contained. All evacuation orders were downgraded to six-alarm fire warnings.

Head here for the latest Edgewood Fire news.

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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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