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Napa County Wildland Fire Prompts Evacuations, Burns at Least 50 Acres

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    Cal Fire crews late Monday are working to contain a brush fire that has prompted evacuations and has charred at least 50 acres in Napa County. Jean Elle reports. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016)

    Cal Fire crews late Monday are working to contain a brush fire that has prompted evacuations and has charred at least 50 acres in Napa County.

    Dubbed the Creek Fire, the blaze, which started at 4:15 p.m., is burning in the 6100 block of Dry Creek Road, between Mount Veeder and Wall roads. The fire was at 25 percent containment late Monday night, and cooler temperatures along with light winds were helping the fight, Cal Fire said. 

    The blaze threatened one home on Clear Creek Road, but crews were able to save it. The Napa County Sheriff's Office says mandatory evacuations are in place for Campbell Flats and Campbell Creek.

    Resident Dorian Greenaw didn't have to evacuate, but the flames had him thinking about it. He said he and his wife likely would grab the dog and some pictures before fleeing.

    "It's nerve-racking, but there's nothing you can do about it so you have to go see for yourself," he said.

    An evacuation center has been set up at the Crosswalk Community Church gym, located at 2590 First St. in Napa. But the Red Cross said late Monday no one had stopped in for help.

    Photos From Napa County Wildland FirePhotos From Napa County Wildland Fire

    Saddleback Cellars in Napa Valley tweeted out a photo of the fire from their winery, which showed a giant plume of white smoke rising in the distance.

    NBC Bay Area viewer Deanne Franklin said the blaze could be seen from the Mondavi Winery.

    An earlier closure of Dry Creek Road was lifted late Monday night, Cal Fire said.

    Firefighters are expected to work through the night to keep the fire from spreading. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, Cal Fire said.

    NBC Bay Area's Jean Elle contributed to this report.

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