Atlas, Tubbs fires near total containment

Cal Fire officials on Wednesday morning released the latest containment percentages of several fires burning in the North Bay.

The Atlas Fire that has burned 51,064 acres since 9:50 p.m. Oct. 8 was 83 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. The fire that started off Atlas Peak Road south of Lake Berryessa has destroyed 421 structures, damaged 66 others and was still threatening 986 ones.

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The Tubbs Fire has burned 36,432 acres in Napa and Sonoma counties and was 91 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. It started off state Highway 128 and Bennett Lane near Calistoga around 9:45 p.m. on Oct. 8 and spread to Sonoma County.

The blaze continues to smolder with minimal fire activity and interior burning on the northeast corner, according to Cal Fire.

The 54,423-acre Nuns Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties was 80 percent contained as of Wednesday morning.

The Sonoma County portion of the Nuns Fire has burned 34,398 acres and the Napa County portion has burned 20,025 acres. Cal Fire officials said favorable winds helped firefighters on the Sonoma County side of the fire.

The Adobe, Norrbom, Pressley, Oakmont and Partrick fires have merged with the Nuns Fire.

The Oakmont Fire on the east side of state Highway 12 near the Oakmont retirement community south of Santa Rosa started around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Pocket Fire off of Pocket Ranch and Ridge roads in the Geyserville area has burned 12,430 acres and was 63 percent contained as of Wednesday morning.

Cal Fire officials said 5,274 firefighters were at the fires.

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