MIDDLETOWN (CBS SF) — The Snell Fire in Napa County held at approximately 2,400 acres Sunday and was at 20 percent containment as of 7 p.m., Cal Fire said.
The fire, which is burning in remote grassy oak woodlands that are difficult to access, is threatening 180 structures. It is centered near the intersection of Snell Valley Road and Butts Valley Road about eight miles southeast of Middletown in unincorporated Napa County.
The fire, which is being fought by 480 firefighters, was first reported around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. No structures have been damaged so far, and no injuries have been reported.
Evacuations remain in effect on the west side of Berryessa Knoxville Road from Pope Creek Bridge to the Lake-Napa County line, Snell Valley Road and all roads to Snell Valley and Berryessa Estates.
Berryessa Knoxville Road is closed from Putah Creek Bridge north to the county line. Snell Valley Road is closed at the intersection of Butts Canyon Road.
The Pope Valley Farm Center, on Chiles Pope Valley Road near the Pope Valley Fire station, has been set up as an evacuation center.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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