Cal Fire says vehicle exhaust started 8,000-acre Wragg Fire in Napa Co.

Smoke and flames rise from a ridge top as the Wragg fire burns near Winters, Calif., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Vehicle exhaust contacting dry grass caused the 8,000-acre Wragg Fire near Lake Berryessa in Napa County last month, Cal Fire said today.

PHOTOS: Large fire burns south of Lake Berryessa


The fire then spread to heavy brush and the vehicle itself, Cal Fire spokeswoman Suzie Blankenship said.

The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. on July 22 off state Highway 128 near Wragg Canyon Road and the Lake Berryessa Dam. It eventually ended four miles west of Winters in Yolo County and just north of Mix Canyon Road near Vacaville.



The fire destroyed two outbuildings and damaged four outbuildings and a residence.

The fire was 100 percent contained on Aug. 5.

For more stories about the wildfires breaking out across California, click here.
Related Topics:
wildfirenapa countyprepare norcalcal firefirefirefightersNapa
(Copyright 2018 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, re-transmission or reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. Is prohibited.)