Napa County wildfire could impact North State air quality

Jul 23, 2015 7:00 PM by News Staff, Photo: KCRA-3

A massive wildfire fire south east of Lake Berryessa has created some hazy skies in the North State and air quality officials say the fire could present some health concerns in the coming days.

Thursday’s hazy skies have cleared, and Friday’s North State air quality outlook is still considered “good.” In Redding, Thursday’s air quality is listed as moderate, meaning the air quality is acceptable for most, but could present moderate health concerns for those highly sensitive to air pollution.

The Wragg Fire has burned more than 10 ½ square miles of drought-parched countryside near Lake Berryessa.

The most active part of the fire is burning along a mountain range in a remote area several miles from a highway that feeds into the lake park. Water is being scooped from the lake and dumped on the fire.

As of 3 p.m. officials say the fire is 15 percent contained.


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