- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Fire crews continued to make progress against the Wragg fire in rugged terrain southeast of Lake Berryessa, with 80 percent of the blaze now contained, Cal Fire officials Tuesday morning.

Full containment is now expected by Thursday.

Firefighters using hand tools and dozers worked through the night in their effort to keep the fire to what is now 6,591 acres.

A total of 1,158 personnel are fighting the stubborn fire, which has been fueled by hot, bone-dry conditions and erratic winds. There are 75 engines and six helicopters involved in the effort.

The fire has destroyed two outbuildings and damaged four others and one residence. A walnut orchard also was damaged and two vehicles destroyed, Cal Fire said.

All road closures and evacuation orders and road closures in the area have been lifted.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but is believed to have started Wednesday afternoon when a woman driving a burning vehicle pulled over on Highway 128 near Wragg Canyon Road in Napa County. The flames quickly spread to nearby brush alongside the road.

You can reach Staff Writer Kevin McCallum at 521-5207 or [email protected] On Twitter @srcitybeat.

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