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Fire crews make headway against Napa County wildfire

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Fire crews on Sunday said a wildfire in rural Napa County is now 50 percent contained after the blaze destroyed seven buildings, damaged a structure and burned 150 acres at the southern tip of Lake Berryessa.

The Steele Fire, first reported at about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Berryessa Highlands, was just 10 percent contained as of Saturday night, according to Cal Fire.

The fire forced the evacuations of the Berryessa Highlands community and of the nearby Pleasure Cove Resort. Those evacuations remain in effect Sunday morning.

An evacuation center has been set up at Crosswalk Community Church, 2509 First St., Napa.

The Berryessa Highlands area is about 14 miles north of Fairfield and 12 miles west of Winters.

High temperatures and 17-mph winds made for a fast-spreading fire late Saturday afternoon.

Road closures remain in effect this morning for Steele Canyon and Capell Valley roads.

A total of 185 firefighters with Cal Fire, city fire departments from Vacaville, Dixon, Fairfield, Winters and Suisun City, the Napa County department and California Department of Corrections are involved.

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