Update: Snell Fire Now 45 Percent Contained

September 11, 2018 Updated: September 11, 2018

All mandatory evacuations and road closures in the area of the Snell Fire in Napa County have been lifted, Cal Fire officials said late on the morning of Sept. 10.

As of this evening, the 2,490-acre Snell Fire was 45 percent contained.

The fire began at about 2:30 p.m. on the Sept. 8, in grassy oak woodlands near the Berryessa Estates community. No structures have been damaged or destroyed.

Cal Fire officials said 1,234 personnel are now fighting the wildfire. Cooler weather is forecast for this week so that will help with putting out the fire, according to the officials.

Residents and the public are urged to drive safely in the area because firefighters and emergency personnel are still working there.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

By Keith Burbank and James Lanaras