Local Fires July 5, 2014Loading
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    A hand crew working with Cal Fire works toward a wildland fire burning west of Winters near Lake Berryessa on Saturday, July 5, 2014. A fire in western Yolo County that sparked Friday night has grown to more than 5,000 acres, authorities said. The Monticello fire started just after 9:30 p.m. off Highway 128 at the Monticello dam on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The flames are five miles west of Winters. "That's the point where the three counties – Napa, Solano and Yolo – come together," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant. "Accessibility is challenging – lots of rolling hills, then you add the fact that the brush and trees are so dry." Officials said the fire is 25 percent contained, but that it grew hundreds of acres overnight. Several hundred firefighters are taming the flames, and 50 rural homes in Yolo County have been evacuated. "The concern right now are the homes outside of Winters," Berlant said, adding that the city itself wasn't under any threat. He said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A pair of helicopters line up to gather water from a local stream near Lake Berryessa to douse a wildland fire burning west of Winters on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A hand crew working with Cal Fire works toward a wildland fire burning west of Winters near Lake Berryessa on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    Hand crews work on a wildland fire burning west of Winters near Canyon Creek Resort at Lake Berryessa on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    Fire Investigators with Cal Fire gather evidence to help ascertain the cause of a wildland fire burning west of Winters near Lake Berryessa on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    Hand crews work on a wildland fire burning west of Winters near Canyon Creek Resort at Lake Berryessa on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A helicopter picks up water from a local stream near Lake Berryessa to douse a wildland fire burning west of Winters on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
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    A thick blanket of smoke settles over the skyline of Sacramento due to a wildland fire burning west of Winters near Lake Berryessa on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
    Randall Benton | rbenton@sacbee.com
  • Sabre City mobile home fires
    Melinda Robinson, left, Kevin Woodman, and Alyssa Barnes, friends and family of Ozzie Powell, right, help search through the debris of his home for salvageable belongings, Saturday, July 5, 2014 after several homes inside the Sabre City mobile home park in Placer County were torched on Friday in an alleged case of arson.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Sabre City mobile home fires
    A chicken roams through the debris, Saturday, July 5, 2014, where four homes burned to the ground inside the Sabre City mobile home park in Placer County on Friday.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Sabre City mobile home fires
    Ozzie Powell stands in what used to be his bedroom while searching through the debris for salvageable belongings, Saturday, July 5, 2014 after several homes inside the Sabre City mobile home park in Placer County were torched on Friday in an alleged case of arson.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Sabre City mobile home fires
    Beth Powell opens a jewelry box to find that the necklace inside, a family heirloom, was in good shape after searching through the debris of her mobile home destroyed by fire, Saturday, July 5, 2014 after several manufactured homes inside the Sabre City mobile home park in Placer County were torched on Friday in an alleged case of arson.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Sabre City mobile home fires
    Residents search through the debris for salvageable belongings, Saturday, July 5, 2014 after several manufactured homes inside the Sabre City mobile home park in Placer County were torched on Friday in an alleged case of arson.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
  • Sabre City mobile home fires
    A model train sits among the rubble as residents search through the debris for salvageable belongings, Saturday, July 5, 2014 after several manufactured homes inside the Sabre City mobile home park in Placer County were torched on Friday in an alleged case of arson.
    Lezlie Sterling | lsterling@sacbee.com
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