Thankfully, that wildfire up in Napa County, dubbed the Butts Canyon Fire, is looking a lot more under control as we get into this holiday weekend. It remains a 4300-acre blaze, the same size as it was on Thursday, but is now at 65-percent containment, as the Napa Valley Register reports. Also, CalFire reports that evacuation orders have been lifted on both sides of the fire in Napa County and Lake County. [Update: As of Monday, July 7, the fire is now at 90-percent containment, as the Mercury News reports.]
Meanwhile, a separate wildfire that's now reached 1500 acres broke out right as fireworks displays were happening on July 4 at 9:30 p.m. Named the Monticello Fire, it's at 25-percent containment and has resulted in the closure of part of Highway 128 east of Highway 121, near Lake Berryessa in Yolo County. That fire has also led to evacuations at Golden Bear Estates and Canyon Creek Resort Campground. [Update: The Monticello Fire is now at 6500 acres.]
As we discussed on Thursday, this is shaping up to be a complete horrific fire season, with the number of wildfire incidents up 50% in the first six months of this year over the same period last year.