Fire burns 4,000 acres near Lake Berryessa, 150 structures threatened

NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- An out of control fire has burned 4,000 acres south of Lake Berryessa and is five percent contained. There are 150 structures threatened and part of Highway 128 has been closed.

Investigators have determined a car accident started this fire.

The Mix Canyon Area and Canyon Creek campground have been evacuated. Three hikers in the area were safely rescued.

Flames broke out around 2:30 p.m. at the south end of Lake Berryessa in the Cold Canyon area near Highway 128. The fire has since crossed over the Cold Canyon ridge. Steep terrain and winds in the area are making the firefight difficult. Not many homes are threatened since the area is fairly remote.

Cal Fire says they have several air tankers doing water and fire retardant drops. They also have several hundred firefighters battling this fire from the ground.

Wind guests are reaching up to 31 mph and steady winds are coming from the southwest at 21 mph. It is 73 degrees in the area with 38 percent humidity.

PHOTOS: Large fire burns south of Lake Berryessa

Fire officials say may people are concerned, due to so much smoke in the area, but that there is no threat to the city of Davis or UC Davis.

Current Evacuations: Quail Ridge Community, Canyon Creek and Lake Solano Campgrounds, and Cold Canyon Area

The Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at the Winters Community Center, located at 201 Railroad Ave, Winters, CA.

A large animal evacuation center has opened at 29775 County Road 31, Winters, CA.

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