2,700-Acre Blaze Rages in California Wine Country

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    A rapidly spreading vegetation fire that has burned more than 4 square miles in the Pope Valley area of Napa County has damaged five structures and prompted the mandatory evacuation of 180 homes, Cal Fire said late Tuesday. Jean Elle reports. (Published Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014)

    A rapidly spreading vegetation fire that has burned more than 4 square miles in the Pope Valley area of Napa County has damaged five structures and prompted the mandatory evacuation of 180 homes, Cal Fire said late Tuesday.

    Smoke from the 2,700-acre fire was visible from several counties -- including Sonoma, Marin and Contra Costa. The smoke was also visible from nearby wineries.

    The fire was about 30 percent contained as of 6 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

    800-Acre Vegetation Fire Raging in Napa County

    [BAY] 800-Acre Vegetation Fire Raging in Napa County
    An 800-acre vegetation fire in the Pope Valley area of Napa County has prompted mandatory evacuations, a Cal Fire spokeswoman said. (Published Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014)

    Residents of the Berryessa Estates subdivision in Pope Valley were being evacuated, Cal Fire said. Evacuations were also are in effect on Snell Valley Road to the Lake County line.

    Two evacuation centers have been setup at at Polk Valley School and at Middletown High School.

    The blaze erupted at 12:08 p.m. in the 7800 block of Butts Canyon Road, according to a Cal Fire spokesperson.

    Butts Valley, Snell Valley and Aetna Springs roads are closed. The fire reportedly jumped Butts Canyon and Snell Valley roads.

    Firefighters from the City of Napa, St. Helena and the Lake County and Napa County fire departments, the California Highway Patrol and the Napa County Sheriff's Office have also responded.

    Bay City News Service and the Associated Press contributed to this report.