Updated 10:38 PM EDT, Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Napa County Wildfire Spreading Rapidly Despite Massive Efforts to Fight the Blaze (Video)

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The raging wildfire in Napa County that broke out Tuesday is continuing to grow, reaching 3,200 acres overnight, according to officials. The fire is rapidly expanding and has forced an evacuation of 200 homes, despite the massive efforts being made to stem the blaze.

Over 1,000 firefighters are battling the fire, which had spread to over five miles in Napa County on Wednesday. Five structures have already been destroyed, and another 280 are threatened, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention.

The fire, which started from some vegitation in Butts Canyon, grew rapidly overnight and is now just 30 percent contained.

High temperatures are complicating efforts by firefighters, with the area reaching into the 90s most of Tuesday. Temperatures cooled overnight, and winds cooperated, but with most of California being extremely dry, fires like these are prone to extremely quick spreading.

According to Weather.com, mandatory evacuations are in place for about 200 homes on the west side of 7800 block of Butts Canyon Road north to Snell Valley Road. People in the Berryessa Estates subdivision have also been ordered to leave.

Governor Jerry Brown has already stepped in, stating that he will secure funds to help firefighters battle the blaze.

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