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Firefighters Gain Ground On Napa Wildfire

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A Cal Fire helicopter on the scene of a brush fire in Napa County on February 23, 2012. (Pamela Hawken)

A Cal Fire helicopter on the scene of a brush fire in Napa County on February 23, 2012. (Pamela Hawken)

NAPA COUNTY – (CBS SF) A 60-acre vegetation fire north of Napa is 50 percent contained as of this morning, a Cal Fire battalion chief said.

Two firefighters have suffered minor injuries battling the blaze, Battalion Chief Julie Hutchinson said. The fire was initially reported around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Winds subsided overnight, allowing firefighters to make progress and mitigate the threat to three homes in the area of the fire in the 3200 block of Soda Canyon Road near the Silverado Trail in unincorporated Napa County, Hutchinson said.

A plane with a Global Positioning System will fly over the area this morning to better estimate how many acres have burned, Hutchinson said.

There were more than 200 firefighters on the scene Thursday. The source of the fire was a controlled burn in the area that spread to the brush-covered hillsides in steep terrain, Hutchinson said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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