New mandatory evacuations, road closures as fire near Lake Berryessa flares up


LAKE BERRYESSA (KRON) — Cal Fire officials have called for evacuations as the 6,900-acre wildfire in Lake Berryessa has flared up and jumped a primary containment area on Tuesday afternoon.

Residents in the Mix Canyon, Sky Ranch, Gates Canyon area are being ordered to evacuate as crews work to contain the blaze. The fire spread past the primary containment area and is quickly moving towards a second containment line along the south side of the original fire with the help of a north wind, a Cal Fire official said.

The blaze has scorched about 75 acres since it flared up about 1:30 p.m.

According to fire officials, the Lake Berryessa fire has consumed about 6,900 acres in areas of Napa and Solano counties. It started Wednesday at 2:24 p.m. at 7700 state Highway 128 near Wragg Canyon Road. The fire was initially thought to have been started by a vehicle crash, but the official cause is still under investigation.

Officials have also ordered several road closures at Pleasants Valley and Mix Canyon roads, Sky Ranch Rd. at Pleasants Valley Rd., Cantelow Rd. at Pleasants Valley Rd., and Vaca Valley Parkway at Pleasants Valley Rd.

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