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Wragg Fire Update: Evacuations Ordered As Fire Continues To Advance

Photo courtesy The Natomas Buzz

Wragg Fire as seen from the Natomas area Wednesday evening, July 22, 2015.

Photo courtesy The Natomas Buzz

Update: Wragg Fire Grows To 6,000 Acres In Napa-Solano Counties


10:10 p.m. - The Wragg Fire quickly grew to 4,000 acres Wednesday evening, with mandatory evacuations and road closures in place. The Napa and Solano counties fire is 5 percent contained, with smokey skies across much of northern California.

Cal Fire reports that Quail Ridge and Golden Bear Communities are under mandatory evacuations. Canyon Creek and Lake Solano Campgrounds have been evacuated, and hikers in Cold Canyon Area have been evacuated.

The Red Cross has opened an Evacuation Center at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave, Winters, CA. A large animal evacuation center is opened at 29775 County Road 31, Winters, CA. 

Shifting winds have pushed the fire into Pleasant Valley. Mandatory evacuations are in place for Pleasant Valley Road from 128 to Mix Canyon. Additional evacuations include the Lake Solano Campground and Quail Ridge area, south of Lake Solano.

Officials say 150 structures are threatened in the Quail Ridge community.

As of late Wednesday, there were 380 personnel assigned to the incident, which is being attacked by air and with ground crews.

- CapRadio.org staff

6:42 p.m. - Fire officials say the Wragg Fire has grown to an estimated 1,000 acres as of 6:30 p.m. There are 10 air tankers and four helicopters working the incident, with ground crews being transported to the scene. 

The fire is now 5 percent contained.

- CapRadio.org staff

0722-wragg-fire-davis-sky-pSmoke from the Wragg Fire has turned the skies above Davis a milky yellow tint. Photo courtesy Sarah Hoover.

 

6:25 p.m. - Smoke from the Wragg Fire is filling the sky near Davis, with some reports of ash falling in the area. The smoke plume is also visible on weather radar.

- CapRadio.org staff

0722-wragg-fire-pano Smoke from the Wragg Fire as seen late Wednesday afternoon from Dixon. Photo courtesy @xlexmarie via Twitter

5:25 p.m. - Cal Fire is working to contain a 700 acre fire burning near Lake Berryessa off Highway 128 in Napa County. Investigators have determined the fire was caused by a vehicle accident.

The agency says the fire is traveling at a rapid rate of spread due to erratic winds, brush covered, rugged and steep terrain, with difficult access. The fire was 0 percent contained as of 5:30 p.m.

Cal Fire says crews and air resources are working on perimeter control and containment. Evacuations are in effect, in the area of Cold Canyon for hikers. 

CalFire PIO Daniel Berlant tweeted they rescued three hikes from the Cold Canyon.

Highways 128 is closed in the fire area.

The fire is threatening structures in the Mix Canyon area.

- CapRadio.org staff