Napa County Wildfire Burning at Dangerous Rate Tonight, Evacuations Underway
(BayAreaNewsTalk.com) – A 200-acre wildfire is burning at a dangerous rate tonight in unincorporated Napa County, Cal Fire officials said.
The fire broke out at 9:50 p.m. off Atlas Peak Road south of Lake Berryessa, Cal Fire Deputy Chief Scott McLean said.
Evacuations are underway. The fire is zero percent contained.
McLean said the winds are blowing at 28 mph and the humidity is 12 percent.
“Very, very volatile fire conditions,” McLean said. “People need to be careful.”
He said the fire is one of several that firefighters in the Cal Fire Napa Unit are working to extinguish now.
National Weather Service officials issued a warning today of dangerous conditions that could lead to rapidly spreading wildfires.
The warning is in effect until early Tuesday morning.