Evacuation Warnings Lifted, Roads Reopened At Canyon Fire Near Lake Berryessa

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — Evacuation warnings have been lifted and road closures opened at the Canyon Fire in Napa County, a wildfire that encompasses 114 acres and is 60 percent contained, Cal Fire said Saturday.

The evacuation warnings were lifted around noon, Cal Fire spokeswoman Suzie Blankenship said.

The warnings were in effect along Highway 128 between Turtle Rock and the Somerston Estate Winery, located at 3450 Sage Canyon Road, and between Turtle Rock and Capell Valley Crest.

Highway 128 was closed at Lower Chiles Road and at Capell Valley Cross Road but these closures are no longer in effect, Blankenship said.

Nonetheless, Blankenship said, “Please use caution when traveling through the fire area, for firefighters and firefighting equipment will continue to work in the area until the fire is 100 percent contained,” Blankenship said in a bulletin.

The Canyon Fire was reported at 12:57 p.m. at Highway 128, also known as Sage Canyon Road, and Berryessa Knoxville Road, Cal Fire said.

There initially was a 30-acre fire and a 2-acre fire a quarter-mile away in dry brush and pockets of timber on both sides of Berryessa Knoxville Road and state Highway 128 in the Capell Valley area in eastern Napa County, Cal Fire said.

Firefighters are now working on improving the containment and control lines, Blankenship said. There are 15 fire engines, 16 fire crews, two helicopters, two bulldozers and a total of 343 people on hand fighting the fire, she said.

The terrain is rugged, steep and rocky, with heavy dry brush and pockets of timber, Blankenship noted.

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