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Solano needs bigger, more evacuation centers in Covid era

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FAIRFIELD — Two small grass fires in rural Vacaville ignited the Solano County Office of Emergency Services to intensify its planning for wildfires in the pandemic world of Covid-19.

Don Ryan, manager of OES, said with the need for social distancing and other related concerns, just using Solano Community College as the only emergency shelter would not be adequate.

“We will have to double what we’ve done in previous years,” Ryan said in a phone interview.

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