Jul 1, 2018

County Fire grows to 32,500 acres, crosses into Napa County as evacuations are ordered

Esparto, CA
USA
by
Michael McGough, Claire Morgan, Cassie Dickman, and Jordan Cutler-Tietjen
,
Sacramento Bee

Hot and windy conditions helped the County Fire spread fast and contributed to growth in the Pawnee Fire in Lake County, which broke containment lines Saturday and has grown to 14,150 acres with 73 percent containment as of 7:58 p.m. Sunday.

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The County Fire is a vegetation fire. Its cause is still under investigation, Cal Fire says.

"The fire is capable of making sustained runs due to the type of fuels and topography," Cal Fire said. "An immediate threat exists to the community of Double Eagle."

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The County Fire grew from 1,000 to 4,000 acres within a two-hour span Saturday afternoon after jumping a road.

The temperature in Guinda hovered around 104 degrees Saturday afternoon. Sunday's forecast also saw a high of 104.