County Fire burns tens of thousands of acres north of Napa, Calif.

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Map showing heat detected by a satellite on the County Fire at 3:03 p.m. PDT July 1, 2018.

In a little more than 24 hours after starting, the County Fire has burned approximately 22,000 acres in northern California 18 miles north of Napa. Mandatory evacuations are taking place in several areas.

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It started near the line that separates Napa and Yolo Counties, and since then about two-thirds of the fire has spread into Yolo County south of Guinda and west of Highway 16, covering an area 17 miles long parallel to the county line.

The weather forecast for Monday morning predicts fairly strong winds generally out of the north and northeast at 12 to 21 mph gusting up to 31, but the relative humidity will be above 50 percent until 11 a.m. and then will drop into the 20s by late afternoon.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.