Wildfire Burns 300 Acres, 2 structures in Napa Valley
A hundred people were evacuated as firefighters worked to contain a wildfire responsible for destroying 300 acres and two structures on Saturday nearNapa Valley, Calif., reported The Star Tribune.
According to a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Nancy Carniglia, the fire threatened approximately 200 homes and two wineries in St. Helena near Napa Valley in northern California. About 100 residents voluntarily left their homes, reported The New York Times.
Investigators believe the fire started when a car struck a rock causing a spark. Strong winds exacerbated the fire, spreading embers.
More than 1,500 firefighters contained the blaze on Sunday and all evacuation orders have been lifted.