Private water tender assigned to Napa wildfire dies in crash

The driver of a water tanker assigned to the Nuns Fire in Napa County died in a rollover crash Monday morning on Oakville Grade near Yountville in Napa County, a Cal Fire spokesman said.

The driver was a private water tender hired by Cal Fire, fire spokesperson Will Power said.

California Highway Patrol officials said the crash was reported at 7:04 a.m. on Oakville Grade just west of state Highway 29.

The Nuns Fire has burned 48,627 acres and was 50 percent contained as of 7 a.m. Monday, according to Cal Fire.

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