YOLO COUNTY --
Clouds of smoke poured from the hillside Friday as firefighters tackled flames near Lake Berryessa.
There was some progress on day three of the Wragg Fire.
A portion of highway 128 reopened but some nearby roads remained closed.
Jim Hawley hoped to finally go home, after evacuating Wednesday night.
"Trying to get back home get settled. Its kinda tough living in a camper," Hawley said.
Hawley and others living near Quail Ridge ha to wait.
For Scott Binion it was a different story. He refused to evacuate.
"I was told to go, but I said 'no I'm not leaving. I'm staying here.' And they cant make you leave, and I figured I was safe," Binion said.
Instead of evacuating, he spent two nights sleeping in his boat, hoping for the best
"It actually looked like a volcano last night it was surreal," Binion said.
He watched firefighters aggressively battle stubborn flames in steep terrain.
"We are having to shuttle via helicopter the firefighting crews," said CALFire captain Jerry Fernandez.
CALFire says choppers and air tankers are playing a key role in the firefight; bringing crews closer and dousing flames from above.
There are 1500 firefighters working on the Wragg Fire. Evacuations are still in place for residents in the Quail Ridge Community and those living on the west side of Pleasant Valley Road.