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Northern California wildfire slows, some evacuations lifted

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UPDATED: July 24, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PDT

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning in Napa and Solano counties is now 20 percent contained as firefighters continue to struggle through rugged, brushy terrain.

The blaze has burned just over 10½ square miles of drought-parched countryside near Lake Berryessa and destroyed one small building.

Evacuation orders were called off Thursday for 50 homes but remained in place Friday for 150 others in the Quail Ridge community and Canyon Creek area.

The cause remains under investigation.

Lake Berryessa is less than an hour's drive from Napa Valley wine country, which was not in any immediate danger.

Another fire broke out Thursday and shut down Highway 50 in the Sierra between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.


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