Firefighters battled multiple wildfires in Northern California, leading to evacuations Thursday afternoon.

Residents at Sunol Township in Alameda County, near Pleasanton, had to evacuate as part of the Canyon Blaze.

The wildfire, which reached 4 acres (4 hectares) about halfway down the road Thursday afternoon in the Port Costa area and which was 4 percent contained, blanketed 65 acres of grass with brushes, according to Cal Fire and firefighters had put on hold after 4.30pm to contain the growth, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Services.

In the borough of Contra Costa, residents also had to have evacuation orders taken, as well as road closures, as the flames had risen to an area of 50 hectares (612 acres) at Port Costa on Thursday afternoon and were 0% contained, according to Cal Fire.

The Timm fire near Vacaville was 35% contained and contained growth by 4 p.m., Cal Fire said.

The Tesla fire east of Livermore had grown to about 100 acres by 6pm, according to Cal Fire.

Cal Fire has also responded to the blaze, reporting that at least 50 acres have been on the fire.

Sunday’s sea breeze drove winds across the region, said Brooke Bingaman, a senior meteorologist for the National Weather Service in the Bay Area.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is the fire department of the California Natural Resources Agency in the U.S. state of California. (wikipedia)