Firefighters Continue to Battle 86,000-Acre Wildfire in Napa and Yolo Counties

A wildfire covering 86,000 acres continues to burn through vegetation in Napa and Yolo counties, threatening 990 structures near Lake Berryessa. Cal Fire reports the fire is 30 percent contained and is expected to be fully contained by July 10. So far, no structures have been damaged or destroyed and there have been no injuries or fatalities to civilians or firefighters.

Firefighters are working to build containment lines around the fire throughout the day. Their efforts are challenged by the steep, inaccessible terrain on the fire’s northern end. Weather forecasts for the region predict hotter, drier conditions over the next few days, making it likely that the fire will grow. Firefighting air tankers from all over California are conducting fire suppression missions when conditions allow it. Additionally, 21 helicopters and over 300 engines are assigned to the firefighting efforts.

Cal Fire has issued mandatory evacuations and evacuation advisories for residents in Yolo and Napa counties, and this morning lifted certain evacuation orders. Yolo County residents can dial 2-1-1 for up-to-date information about evacuations and advisories; Napa County residents should text their zip code to 888777.

The fire started in the early afternoon of June 30, and its cause is under investigation.

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