Wildfire in Napa-Solano Counties Prompts Evacuations

Jul 23, 2015 9:17 AM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - A fast-moving wildfire in Napa and Solano counties has grown by another thousand acres overnight and now has scorched nearly 8 square miles of countryside near Lake Berryessa.

Some 200 structures are threatened Thursday morning and the communities of Quail Ridge and Golden Bear are under evacuation orders. Two campgrounds have also been evacuated.

The fire erupted Wednesday and was initially reported as being caused by a vehicle accident, but authorities now say the cause remains under investigation.

More than 520 firefighters are battling the flames in rugged, steep, brush-covered terrain.

Highway 128 is closed at Wragg Canyon.


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