Solano County

Monticello Fire 100 percent contained

By From page A6 | July 13, 2014

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.

Reach Adrienne Harris at 427-6956 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aharrisdr.

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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