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Wildfire in south Napa burns 19 acres with 50 percent containment

Five fire agencies responded Thursday afternoon to a vegetation fire on Syar Industries property off Highway 221 in south Napa.

The blaze, which was reported shortly after 2 p.m., had burned 19 acres by 3:30 p.m., but firefighters achieved 60 percent containment by then, said Molly Rattigan, the county’s public information officer. The acreage estimate has fluctuated as firefighters have improved their mapping of the fire, she said.

The grass and brush fire is confined to Syar property. Firefighters are working to prevent it from spreading to Napa State Hospital property to the north, Rattigan said.

Napa County Fire, City of Napa Fire, American Canyon Fire and Napa State Hospital Fire all fought the blaze, she said.

There were 11 engines, four water tenders, two dozers, four hand crews, two helicopters and two air attack planes fighting the fire, Rattigan said.

The blaze initially sent up a column of gray smoke that was visible from central Napa.

Napa County Fire: 41 acres burn near Lake Berryessa

About 41 acres burned along Eastside Road on the northeastern side of Lake Berryessa on Wednesday, according to Napa County Fire.

The fire, which was reported at 4:27 p.m., was quickly stalled by firefighters from Napa County Fire, Riverside County/Cal Fire and Calistoga City Fire. Although the spread of the fire was stopped Wednesday, crews were still working on fully containing the fire on Thursday morning.

No injuries have been reported and no homes are being threatened, officials said.

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Maria Sestito is the former Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She now writes for the Register as a freelancer.