Vehicle exhaust contacting dry grass caused the 8,000-acre Wragg fire near Lake Berryessa in Napa County last month, Cal Fire said Friday.
Firefighters have stopped the fire’s forward progress, and are now focusing on mop up and tactical patrol operations in an effort to reach full containment.
The Wragg Fire in Wildhorse Canyon near Napa Valley has now charred more than 11 square miles after it jumped a containment line in rugged, steeped terrain that was baking in triple digit temperatures.
A wildfire burning near Napa Valley wine country had calmed enough that many were allowed to return to previously threatened homes, officials said.
Photos of the devastation depict eerie scenes as over 500 firefighters continue to battle the blaze just 5 percent contained as of Thursday afternoon.
A fast-moving wildfire in Napa and Solano counties has grown by 2,000 acres overnight and now has scorched over 9 square miles of countryside near Lake Berryessa.
A fast-moving wildfire near Lake Berryessa has scorched at least 6,000 acres as of late Wednesday night, prompting the evacuations of nearly 200 homes.
The Napa County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of Lake Berryessa of a malfunction in the 911 system.
While San Francisco is known more for it’s city and nightlife, on the outskirts and neighboring counties, there are some of the best lake destinations in California.
An emergency dispatcher in training used Facebook to locate a hiker critically injured after falling a 150 feet down a cliff while hiking near Lake Berryessa last weekend.