A quickly spreading wildfire burning near Lake Berryessa in Napa County Thursday night grew to 500 acres before crews were able to bring the blaze to 75 percent containment, according to Cal Fire.
Firefighters first responded to the fire at about 8:30 p.m., near Berryessa Knoxville Road on the east side of the lake and the Putah Canyon Recreation Area, Cal Fire officials said.
At about 9:45 p.m., Cal Fire officials reported the fire was covering 200 acres. Within an hour, Cal Fire said the fire had grown to 500 acres.
The Napa County Sheriff's Office said that no evacuations have been ordered but that roads will be closed as firefighters work to contain the fire.
Shortly before midnight, Cal Fire reported via Twitter that the fire was 75 percent contained and the forward spread of the fire has been stopped.
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