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Special Coverage: Pawnee Fire

The fire that has burned more than 90,000 acres in Yolo and Napa counties was sparked by improperly installed livestock fencing, Cal Fire said Wednesday.
'We’re still not completely out of the woods yet. We’re still apprehensive,' said Cal Fire Capt. Dan Olson, working the County fire in Yolo and Napa counties.
One day after the Pawnee fire in Lake County was completely contained, another small blaze ignited nearby Monday. Meanwhile, firefighters continued to make progress battling the County fire burning north and east of Lake Berryessa.
Fire crews fighting the 90,000-acre County fire hope for full containment Thursday, though hot, dry conditions persist.
Wind and hot weather are expected to continue through the weekend over the County fire.
The fire burning in Yolo and Napa counties grew to 88,375 acres while containment was boosted to 42 percent, Cal Fire said.
The County fire burning across parts of Yolo and Napa counties remained at 86,000 acres after crews battled overnight.
Cooler weather is helping crews contain the 86,000-acre blaze, located in the hills east of Lake Berryessa.
The fire burning in Yolo and Napa counties now has scorched 72,500 acres, with new evacuations ordered Tuesday night.
The wildland fire has burned more than 60,000 acres and sent a strong signal to fire-traumatized Northern California residents that they will spend the next several months warily watching the skies.
The newest fire in Yolo County jumped the county line into rural Napa County.
Smoke poured into the North Bay on Saturday as two blazes, one new, the other a week old, erupted amid high heat, strong winds and low humidity that’s set to linger through Sunday.
Full containment of the 13,700-acre Pawnee fire in Lake County is expected Tuesday.
The last evacuation order was lifted for the final 200 Lake County residents still kept from their homes.
Cal Fire and local agencies are learning from recent wildfires to be more proactive in staging and sharing resources. Early efforts to corral the Pawnee fire reflected many of those changes.
Mandatory evacuation orders were lifted for 1,300 residents of Spring Valley Wednesday afternoon. Thousands of firefighters continue working to contain the blaze, which has burned 13,700 acres.
The foundation Monday approved the donation to help Lake County cover costs associated with fighting the growing Pawnee fire that has so far burned 11,500 acres.
On a flight back home, Santa Rosa resident and Tubbs fire survivor Paolo Dizon snapped shots from above.
The Pawnee fire has consumed thousands of acres in Lake County, burning 22 structures and forcing more than 1,00 residents from their homes. Here's how to help.
2,700 firefighters and support staff are hoping to increase containment on the Pawnee fire before a run of hot, windy weather this weekend.