American Canyon

Wind-Driven Brush Fire Contained After Burning At Least 130 Acres in American Canyon

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Firefighters on Tuesday contained a fast-moving brush fire in American Canyon in Napa County, according to Cal Fire.

The blaze was reported late Monday near the 4000 block of Newell Drive, near American Canyon High School. Flames consumed at least 132 acres and were 100% contained Tuesday night, Cal Fire said.

A Solano County sheriff’s deputy said that when they arrived on scene, a car reported stolen out of Vallejo was on fire. The 26-year-old man inside was detained.

Cal Fire said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but firefighters and deputies will agree it comes at a bad time because of dangerous winds.

Those same winds triggered a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff.

“We started contacting some 25,000 customers starting on Saturday that they could be impacted by a psps today,” said PG&E spokesperson Deanna Contreras.

A total of 8,000 Bay Area customers were affected.

“I kind of prepare in advance. I was thinking about everything in the freezer. I learned from last time,” said Julia McGee of Vacaville. 

All power is expected to be restored by 10 p.m. Tuesday.

No other information was immediately available.

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