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Blaze Burning in Napa County 60 Percent Contained: Cal Fire

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    Blaze Burning in Napa County 60 Percent Contained: Cal Fire
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    Crews drop fire retardant on a blaze burning in Napa County. (Aug. 11, 2017)

    Firefighters on Saturday have reached 60 percent containment as they strive to completely extinguish and control a wildfire burning near Lake Berryessa in Napa County, according to Cal Fire.

    The blaze, which ignited just before 1 p.m. on Friday, has scorched 114 acres near Highway 128 and Sage Canyon Road, according to Cal Fire.

    Evacuation warnings have been lifted and previously closed roads have been reopened, according to Cal Fire spokeswoman Suzie Blankenship. The evacuation warnings were lifted around noon on Saturday.

    The warnings were in effect along State Highway 128 between Turtle Rock and the Somerston Estate Winery, located at 3450 Sage Canyon Road, and between Turtle Rock and Capell Valley Crest.

    State Highway 128 was closed at Lower Chiles Road and at Capell Valley Cross Road, but these closures are no longer in effect, Blankenship said.

    Nonetheless, Blankenship said, "Please use caution when traveling through the fire area, for firefighters and firefighting equipment will continue to work in the area until the fire is 100 percent contained."

    Firefighters are now working on improving the containment and control lines, Blankenship said. There are 15 fire engines, 16 fire crews, two helicopters, two bulldozers and a total of 343 people on hand fighting the fire, she said.

    The terrain is rugged, steep and rocky, with heavy dry brush and pockets of timber, Blankenship noted.

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