Evacuations lifted for Napa vegetation fire

A vegetation fire threatened structures in Napa on Wednesday afternoon, leading to mandatory evacuations.

The fire started in the 1100 block of Coombsville Road, according to Cal Fire LNU.

Dubbed the Coombsville Fire, the blaze quickly spread to 8.5 acres and posed a risk to nearby structures, resulting in an evacuation order for one area, said a City of Napa official.

At 3:07 p.m., Cal Fire reported that the fire's forward progress had been stopped, with crews actively working on containment.

City officials informed KTVU that containment had reached 80%.


Fireworks likely caused dozens of East Bay fires

Firefighters with an East Bay department said they fought 50 fires overnight that were likely caused by illegal fireworks. 

Although an exact count of evacuees was not provided, city officials stated that 75 students from Silverado Middle School were evacuated to the fairgrounds.

The mandatory evacuation order was lifted at approximately 5:18 p.m.

City officials said that no structures were lost, and no injuries were reported.

Fire crews remain at the scene to extinguish any remaining hot spots.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.