Aug 3, 2016

1,700-acre fire near Lake Berryessa forces evacuations

Lake Berryessa, California
USA
by
Jenna Lyons
,
SFGate
The Cold Fire in Yolo County started shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, officials said. Photo: CalFire
The Cold Fire in Yolo County started shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, officials said. Photo: CalFire

A 1,700-acre grass fire burning out of control near Lake Berryessa Tuesday prompted an evacuation of Canyon Creek Resort and Golden Bear Estates in Winters, fire officials said.

The Cold Fire, burning in Yolo County off of Highway 128 west of Pleasants Valley Road, started shortly after 4:30 p.m., according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The fire was zero percent contained as of 9 p.m. Tuesday