FAIRFIELD — A fire that erupted on the Fourth of July in the hills east of Lake Berryessa was 100 percent contained Saturday, state fire officials said.
The Monticello Fire burned 6,488 acres and required more than 1,000 fire personnel during its peak last weekend. It began at about 9:30 p.m. July 4 near Monticello Dam and Highway 128 on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa.
The blaze forced the evacuation of residents and campers in the area and temporarily closed some of the main roads. By Monday, all evacuation orders for residents east of Highway 121 on Highway 128 had been lifted and Lake Solano County Park near Highway 128 and Pleasants Valley Road reopened.
CalFire reported five injuries, which involved at least three firefighters. Agencies from Yolo, Napa and Solano counties also responded.
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