Cal Fire: Snell Fire reaches 45% containment, mandatory evacuations lifted

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All mandatory evacuations and road closures in the area of the Snell Fire in Napa County have been lifted, Cal Fire officials said late Monday morning.

Residents returning to their homes are reminded to stay alert and vigilant about fire conditions, and to drive cautiously because firefighters are still in the area and apparatus are still on roadways, according to Cal Fire.

By Monday afternoon, the 2,490-acre Snell Fire was 45 percent contained.

The fire began at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday in grassy oak woodlands near the Berryessa Estates community. No structures have been damaged or destroyed, but 180 structures are threatened.

Cal Fire said 1,234 personnel are fighting the wildfire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.