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Evacuations ordered in Napa County wildfire

Posted October 11

— A wildfire burning in steep hills of Northern California's wine country has prompted mandatory evacuations.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the 45-acre blaze is burning 3 miles west of Yountville, in Napa County. It is 20 percent contained.

The Napa County Sheriff's Office says mandatory evacuations were ordered Monday for hills southwest of Oakville.

No injuries or damaged structures have been reported.

Cal Fire says 12 engines, 180 firefighters, three water tenders, six air tankers, four helicopters and three bulldozers have responded to the blaze burning through steep, brush-covered slopes.


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