North Bay Fire: All Evacuation Orders Lifted As Fire 45 Percent Contained

By Brian Shields and Mario Sevilla

Wed Jul 2nd, 2014 6:19pm America/Los_Angeles

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NAPA (KRON) — The wildfire burning in Napa and Lake Counties has grown to 4,300 acres, a Calfire spokesman tells KRON 4.

Containment has has improved to 45 percent despite difficult conditions and rugged terrain.

All evacuation orders have been lifted and the evacuation shelter at Middletown High School has closed, according to fire officials.

Officials say that nine structures have been destroyed in the blaze, including two residences, and hundreds more homes are threatened.

There have been no reported injuries.

A road closure remains in effect two miles west of the Lake County line on Guenoc Road and Butts Canyon Road.

The blaze is not threatening any major vineyards or so says Daniel Berlant Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Dry terrain and high temperatures continue to be a challenge for firefighters, and similar conditions are expected through Thursday.

About 200 homes are part of the mandatory evacuations that remain in effect from the west side of the 7800 block of Butts Canyon Rd to north of Snell Valley Rd including the Berryessa Estates.

Listen to Emergency Radio transmissions from the Napa Butts Fire

The fire broke out early Tuesday afternoon off Butts Canyon Rd in Pope Valley. That’s about ten miles southeast of Middletown. Aetna Springs Road is now closed in the area. Butts Canyon Road is also closed between Snell Valley and Aetna Springs roads.

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