Fires

Jerusalem fire reported 71 percent contained; Rocky fire fully contained

Fire officials had good news for Lake County residents Friday evening: The Rocky fire, which started July 29, was reported fully contained, while the Jerusalem fire, burning to the south, was 71 percent contained.

Firefighters made good progress on the Jerusalem fire Friday, limiting its growth to about 500 acres while boosting containment from 52 percent to 71 percent. The fire started Sunday afternoon in the Jerusalem Valley area. As of Friday evening, it had consumed 25,054 acres in Lake and Napa counties. Cal Fire officials said spot fires remained a threat to the fire control lines. The weekend also is expected to bring hot, dry conditions with an increase in temperature into the upper ’90s and relative humidity in the single digits.

The Rocky fire, was reported 100 percent contained after consuming 69,438 acres in Lake, Yolo and Colusa counties. It destroyed 43 residences and 53 outbuildings, and damaged eight other structures.

Cal Fire also announced Friday that the Wragg fire, which consumed 8,051 acres in Napa and Solano counties, was caused by vehicle exhaust. The fire started July 22 and was reported fully contained Aug. 5.

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