A faulty electrified fence caused the wildfire that has burned more than 90,000 acres in rural Yolo and Napa counties, Cal Fire has announced.
The state firefighting agency said Wednesday its law enforcement officers pinned the outbreak of the County Fire, which started on June 30, to an improperly installed livestock barrier. The “responsible party,” whom Cal Fire did not identify, was cited for burning the lands of other owners, according to the agency.
The County Fire erupted in the unincorporated community of Guinda in Yolo County and triggered mandatory evacuations in heavily wooded stretches of Yolo County as well as lands east of Lake Berryessa. Twenty structures have been destroyed by the blaze, but no injuries have been reported.
All evacuation orders have been lifted, and the fire was 86 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, according to Cal Fire.
In Napa County, Berryessa Knoxville Road was reopened Tuesday near the Lake County line.