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Northern California's Cold Fire Grows to 1,700 Acres

There were about 500 personnel from multiple agencies battling the blaze

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    A 300-acre fire burning off Highway 128 prompted evacuations in Yolo County. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016)

    A fire burning just east of Lake Berryessa in Northern California has grown to 1,700 acres, Cal Fire officials said.

    The blaze, dubbed the Cold Fire, has prompted mandatory evacuations in nearby Canyon Creek Resort and Golden Bear Estates. The fire started around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

    Cal Fire said late Tuesday the fire was at zero percent containment. Highway 128 has been closed from the Monticello Dam to Pleasants Valley Road.

    There were about 500 personnel from multiple agencies battling the blaze. Most of the firefight was taking place on the ground in terrain that was difficult to access, Cal Fire said. But earlier Tuesday, a DC-10 tanker was aiding the fight from the air, dropping large amounts of fire retardant.

    Ground resources, which included firefighters and sheriff's deputies from eight agencies as well as officers from the California Highway Patrol, continued to battle the fire through the night.

    Cal Fire did not provide an estimated number of evacuees. An evacuation center was set up at the Winters Public Safety Center at 700 Main St. in Winters.

    For more details on the latest evacuations and road closures, visit the Cal Fire website.