County Fire expands to 70,000 acres

Approaches Solano County

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Above: The currently burning County Fire is shown along with other large fires from last year.

(Originally published at 12:55 p.m. PDT July 3, 2018)

The County Fire in Napa and Yolo Counties continued to grow Monday and Monday night, chewing up more vegetation on the west and southeast sides.

It has moved to within two miles of the Solano County line. If it proceeds beyond that and across Highway 128 it would threaten many homes in the Allendale and Vacaville area. If it grows around the southern tip of Lake Berryessa it could burn into the footprint of last October’s Atlas Fire, northeast of Napa, where the resistance to suppression would decrease dramatically.

CAL FIRE announced Tuesday that the County Fire had burned about 70,000 acres.

The fire is being battled by 2,162 personnel, including 187 engines, 56 hand crews, 18 helicopters, 50 dozers, and 51 water tenders.

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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.