A quickly moving wildfire near Lake Berryessa in Napa County has already burned 114 acres and is now 60 percent contained according to CalFire. That's up from just 25 percent containment as of 11 p.m. last night, according to ABC 7. Evacuation warnings are in place for the Capell Valley area and residents are being told to avoid the area. There were also road closures on Berryessa Knoxville Road and Highway 128, and at Lower Chiles Road and Highway 128. Over 300 firefighting personnel are on the scene.
As CBS 5 reports, the fire was first reported just before 1 p.m. on Friday on the 3900 block of Sage Canyon Road near Lake Berryessa Estates. Within four hours the fire had grown to 100 acres.
Cal Fire spokeswoman Suzie Blankenship tells CBS 5 that the fire is burning "in steep, rocky terrain with heavy brush [and] was threatening structures in the area."
She explains to the Chronicle, regarding the evacuation warning in effect along Highway 128 from the Turtle Rock Bar & Cafe to Sommerton Vineyards that residents "have been put on notice that there is a fire in the area. The warning is an awareness that things could move to a mandatory evacuation depending on fire activity."