Crews battling 800-acre wildfire in Napa County

Jul 1, 2014 7:23 PM by News Staff

POPE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Crews are battling a raging wildfire in rural Napa County that has burned more than 800 acres, damaged five structures and prompted mandatory evacuations.

State fire spokeswoman Alicia Amaro says the fast-moving blaze began shortly before noon Tuesday in the Pope Valley area. The fire had burned 200 acres by 2 p.m. and 800 by 5 p.m. as it continued spreading east.

Officials say state firefighters and crews from Napa, Lake and Solano counties were working in 90-degree weather as they have contained about 10 percent of the fire.

State fire spokeswoman Karen Stasko says that several residents living in two communities also have been evacuated. It is not immediately known how many.

Five structures have also been damaged.

Stasko adds that no injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved

(Photo Courtesy: KPIX)


Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4