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Strong winds fuel Putah Fire near Lake Berryessa

Friday, October 04, 2013
Lake Berryessa fire

A wildfire near Knoxville and East Side roads, northeast of Lake Berryessa, has burned 500 acres and is growing. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Naylor) (KGO Photo)

A wildfire near Knoxville and East Side roads, northeast of Lake Berryessa, has burned 376 acres.

The fire broke out around 8:15 p.m. Thursday night. Five structures were threatened by the blaze.

The Napa County Sheriff's Office said that no evacuations have been ordered but that roads will be closed as firefighters work to contain the fire.

The fire is now 75 percent contained and the forward spread of the fire has been stopped.

Several people are smelling smoke in four counties in the Bay Area.

Firefighters hope to have it fully contained by 6 p.m.

No injuries have been reported.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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