Monticello Fire grows to more than 7,000 acresLoading
  • Fire creeps toward fire barrier cut by bulldozers during the Monticello Fire Sunday July 6, 2014 near Winters, Calif. The Monticello fire, the blaze began late Friday evening near the Monticello Dam on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa. By Sunday afternoon, it had churned through 7,000 drought-parched acres of brush and canyon, and it was 30 percent contained. Almost 1,400 firefighters, including from the Winters Fire Department and fire agencies from Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, were deployed to the Monticello fire, which comes near the beginning of California‰Ûªs long, hot summer of historic drought.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Cal Fire mop up along Hwy 128 at the Monticello Fire Sunday July 6, 2014 near Winters, Calif. The Monticello fire, the blaze began late Friday evening near the Monticello Dam on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa. By Sunday afternoon, it had churned through 7,000 drought-parched acres of brush and canyon, and it was 30 percent contained. Almost 1,400 firefighters, including from the Winters Fire Department and fire agencies from Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, were deployed to the Monticello fire, which comes near the beginning of California‰Ûªs long, hot summer of historic drought.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Jerry Stephens of the Cal Fire Butte unit watches bulldozers clear a fire barrier as they battle the Monticello Fire on the east side of the mountain Sunday July 6, 2014 near Winters, Calif. The Monticello fire, the blaze began late Friday evening near the Monticello Dam on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa. By Sunday afternoon, it had churned through 7,000 drought-parched acres of brush and canyon, and it was 30 percent contained. Almost 1,400 firefighters, including from the Winters Fire Department and fire agencies from Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, were deployed to the Monticello fire, which comes near the beginning of California‰Ûªs long, hot summer of historic drought.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Cal Fire battle the Monticello Fire Sunday July 6, 2014 near Winters, Calif. The Monticello fire, the blaze began late Friday evening near the Monticello Dam on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa. By Sunday afternoon, it had churned through 7,000 drought-parched acres of brush and canyon, and it was 30 percent contained. Almost 1,400 firefighters, including from the Winters Fire Department and fire agencies from Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, were deployed to the Monticello fire, which comes near the beginning of California‰Ûªs long, hot summer of historic drought.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Cal Fire Captain Aaron Bishop call in helicopter water drop on the east side of the mountain during the Monticello Fire Sunday July 6, 2014 near Winters, Calif. The Monticello fire, the blaze began late Friday evening near the Monticello Dam on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa. By Sunday afternoon, it had churned through 7,000 drought-parched acres of brush and canyon, and it was 30 percent contained. Almost 1,400 firefighters, including from the Winters Fire Department and fire agencies from Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, were deployed to the Monticello fire, which comes near the beginning of California‰Ûªs long, hot summer of historic drought.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Cal Fire Captain Aaron Bishop call in helicopter water drop on the east side of the mountain during the Monticello Fire Sunday July 6, 2014 near Winters, Calif. The Monticello fire, the blaze began late Friday evening near the Monticello Dam on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa. By Sunday afternoon, it had churned through 7,000 drought-parched acres of brush and canyon, and it was 30 percent contained. Almost 1,400 firefighters, including from the Winters Fire Department and fire agencies from Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, were deployed to the Monticello fire, which comes near the beginning of California‰Ûªs long, hot summer of historic drought.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Cal Fire Captain Aaron Bishop call in helicopter water drop on the east side of the mountain during the Monticello Fire Sunday July 6, 2014 near Winters, Calif. The Monticello fire, the blaze began late Friday evening near the Monticello Dam on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa. By Sunday afternoon, it had churned through 7,000 drought-parched acres of brush and canyon, and it was 30 percent contained. Almost 1,400 firefighters, including from the Winters Fire Department and fire agencies from Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, were deployed to the Monticello fire, which comes near the beginning of California‰Ûªs long, hot summer of historic drought.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Cal Fire Captain Aaron Bishop call in helicopter water drop on the east side of the mountain during the Monticello Fire Sunday July 6, 2014 near Winters, Calif. The Monticello fire, the blaze began late Friday evening near the Monticello Dam on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa. By Sunday afternoon, it had churned through 7,000 drought-parched acres of brush and canyon, and it was 30 percent contained. Almost 1,400 firefighters, including from the Winters Fire Department and fire agencies from Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, were deployed to the Monticello fire, which comes near the beginning of California‰Ûªs long, hot summer of historic drought.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Air tankers battle the Monticello Fire on the east side of the mountain Sunday July 6, 2014 near Winters, Calif. The Monticello fire, the blaze began late Friday evening near the Monticello Dam on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa. By Sunday afternoon, it had churned through 7,000 drought-parched acres of brush and canyon, and it was 30 percent contained. Almost 1,400 firefighters, including from the Winters Fire Department and fire agencies from Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, were deployed to the Monticello fire, which comes near the beginning of California‰Ûªs long, hot summer of historic drought.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Air tankers battle the Monticello Fire on the east side of the mountain Sunday July 6, 2014 near Winters, Calif. The Monticello fire, the blaze began late Friday evening near the Monticello Dam on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa. By Sunday afternoon, it had churned through 7,000 drought-parched acres of brush and canyon, and it was 30 percent contained. Almost 1,400 firefighters, including from the Winters Fire Department and fire agencies from Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, were deployed to the Monticello fire, which comes near the beginning of California‰Ûªs long, hot summer of historic drought.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Department of Corrections fire crew from Southern California battle the Monticello Fire Sunday July 6, 2014 near Winters, Calif. The Monticello fire, the blaze began late Friday evening near the Monticello Dam on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa. By Sunday afternoon, it had churned through 7,000 drought-parched acres of brush and canyon, and it was 30 percent contained. Almost 1,400 firefighters, including from the Winters Fire Department and fire agencies from Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, were deployed to the Monticello fire, which comes near the beginning of California‰Ûªs long, hot summer of historic drought.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
  • Cal Fire airlift an injured bulldozer operator from the Monticello Fire on the east side of the mountain Sunday July 6, 2014 near Winters, Calif. The Monticello fire, the blaze began late Friday evening near the Monticello Dam on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa. By Sunday afternoon, it had churned through 7,000 drought-parched acres of brush and canyon, and it was 30 percent contained. Almost 1,400 firefighters, including from the Winters Fire Department and fire agencies from Napa, Yolo and Solano counties, were deployed to the Monticello fire, which comes near the beginning of California‰Ûªs long, hot summer of historic drought.
    Paul Kitagaki Jr. | pkitagaki@sacbee.com
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