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Napa County wildfire 80 percent contained

  • Firefighters from Schell Vista and Santa Clara Cal Fire prepare to put out hotspots on a fire in the hills of Soda Canyon in Napa Valley, Friday Nov. 23, 2013. The fire grew to over 300 acres by daybreak, fanned by high winds. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

A wildfire in Napa County that had threatened up to 50 homes on Friday and destroyed one outbuilding has been largely contained, with firefighters strengthening their lines and performing mop-up operations around the blaze.

Dubbed the Silverado fire, it was burning east of Napa and remained at 300 acres at 2 p.m., with 80 percent containment and 150 firefighters assigned.

The fire, first reported late Thursday, spread through oak forest and grassland in the hills east of Silverado Trail. It threatened homes in the Soda Canyon Road area, triggering an evacuation order that was lifted just before 6 p.m. Friday.

Soda Canyon And Geysers Fire

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The cause of the blaze was under investigation, though law enforcement officials said downed power lines were suspected.


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