View mobile site
Follow us on
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 | 5:15 a.m.
Hi, (not you?) | Member Center | Sign Out
Sign In | Register
Posted: 6:28 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013
KTVU and Wires
KNIGHTS VALLEY, Calif, —
Hundreds of firefighters continued to battle three large vegetation fires in Sonoma and Napa counties Wednesday afternoon.
The biggest of the three blazes was the Yellow Fire in Sonoma County, which has burned at least 125 acres of oak woodland and rolling hills east of Healdsburg in Knight Valley, according to Cal Fire.
It started around 1:20 a.m. as two separate fires in the area of Yellow Jacket Ranch Road and state Highway 128, CalFire spokeswoman Karen Stasko said. The two small fires later merged.
There are 114 firefighters battling the Yellow Fire, which was 50 percent contained as of 9 a.m. and is expected to be fully contained by Thursday morning.
The blaze damaged about a third of a home in the area, Cal Fire spokeswoman Suzie Blankenship said.
The response includes crews from Cal Fire, Bennett Valley, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Geyserville, Gold Ridge, Knights Valley, Graton, Kenwood Valley and the Central Fire Authority.
The Silverado Fire in Napa County has charred about 75 acres of grass and oak woodland north of Yountville and has destroyed one structure, Stasko said.
The fire was reported near the 7300 block of Silverado Trail, close to Oakville Cross Road, at 11:44 p.m. Tuesday. It was 75 percent contained as of midday, according Cal Fire.
Blankenship said 80 firefighters were at the scene and that the Silverado Fire expected to be contained by about 5 p.m.
A third blaze, dubbed the Summit Fire, has burned about 2 acres near the Schramsberg Vineyards south of Calistoga, also in Napa County.
Blankenship said midday that 46 firefighters were battling that blaze, which started at about 5:30 a.m. near the 1400 block of Schramsberg Road.
No structures have burned and there are no injuries. Firefighters are unable to get engines close to the fire because of the steep terrain and are hiking in with hoses, Blankenship said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and there is no estimate when it will be contained.
© 2013 Cox Media Group. By using this website,
Already have an account? Sign In
We have sent you a confirmation email. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account.
We look forward to seeing you frequently. Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts.
Don't worry, it happens. We'll send you a link to create a new password.
We have sent you an email with a link to change your password.
We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Your existing password has not been changed.
To sign in you must verify your email address. Fill out the form below and we'll send you an email to verify.
Check your email for a link to verify your email address.