The so-called Butts Fire, which erupted on Tuesday afternoon, had
burned about 2,700 acres in Napa County's Pope Valley near Lake
Berryessa and was only 30 percent contained by the late evening,
according to the Cal Fire website.
No injuries have been reported and the cause was under
An area winery posted a picture on Twitter of a charcoal plume of
smoke stretching out against a bright azure sky, local media
Some 180 homes in a subdivision were under mandatory evacuation
orders, several roads were closed, and five structures had been
damaged, Cal Fire officials said, according to the San Francisco
More than 300 firefighters aided by engines, bulldozers, and
water-dropping aircraft were fighting the blaze, the newspaper said.
(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson)
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