The Monticello fire that ignited the hills around Lake Berryessa on Friday night is still burning strong, according to CAL FIRE.
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As of 7 p.m. on Sunday, the fire had burned nearly an estimated 6,500 acres and is only 30% contained. The fire has not burned down any homes, but still threatens the 40 in the Golden Bear Estates.
Initial reports from CAL FIRE described the fire to be 7,000 acres, but after more accurate mapping methods, the fire’s acreage estimate dropped down to 6,500.
Over 15 different agencies are providing a total of 1,372 fire personnel. The crews are fighting a fire that is burning in grassy oak woodlands and now is climbing to higher elevations and spreading to haevy brush. CAL FIRE reports the fire has potential for extreme growth. The fire is burning in many remote regions in the Yolo County mountain range.
Evacuations of the homes on Highway 128 were lifted late Sunday evening. Highway 128 itself is still closed, and so are the campgrounds around it.
Greg Cotta filed this report.