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Evacuations, Road Closures Lifted as Napa County Wildfire is 100 Percent Contained

The Snell Fire burned southeast of Middletown and scorched 2,490 acres

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    Napa County Wildfire Evacuations, Road Closures Lifted

    A glimmer of good news from Napa County after the state's latest wildfire, the Snell Fire burning north of Lake Berryessa, is now burning away from the lake and allowing residents to return after a weekend evacuation. Mark Matthews reports.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 10, 2018)

    A roughly 2,500-acre wildfire in Napa County was 100 percent contained Saturday after burning for a week. 

    The Snell Fire burning southeast of Middletown scorched 2,490 acres since igniting near Butts Canyon and Snell Valley roads last Saturday afternoon, according to Cal Fire. The blaze was 50 percent contained as of Tuesday morning.

    "Returning residents are reminded to stay alert and vigilant as fire conditions can always change. Fire personnel are still active in the area with numerous large firefighting apparatus on the roadways, please drive cautiously when returning," Cal Fire said.

    Nearly 200 structures were threatened earlier this week, but fire officials reported that a cooling trend helped firefighters corral the blaze.

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    Fire officials have ordered mandatory evacuation for Snell Valley Road, all roads to Snell Valley, and Berryessa Estates as Cal Fire battle a growing 200-acre fire in Napa County.

    (Published Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018)

    More than 1,200 fire personnel battled the flames from the ground and through the air, according to Cal Fire.

    The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Cal Fire reported.