Putah Fire in Napa County Up to 376 Acres, But 75 Percent Contained

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 4, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Putah Fire in Napa County in California has grown to 376 acres but is 75 percent contained.

The forward spread of the fire has stopped, reported the state’s fire agency.

The fire is off Berryessa Knoxille Road near Lake Berryessa. 

After growing to as many as 750 acres early Friday, and threatening five structures, the fire has been beaten back by fire crews.

But officials were warning of fire danger in the area over the weekend; Cal Fire posted a red-flag warning for parts of the north and east bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains through Saturday morning.

“This is the same type of weather and fire conditions we saw back in 1991 with the Oakland hills fire,” Daniel Berlant, spokesman for the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, told the San Francisco Chronicle. That fire began on a warm, dry October weekend and ended up burning 1,500 acres and killing 25 people.

The cause of the Putah Fire is under investigation. 

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.