Crews battle Pope Fire in Napa County

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NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — Crews responded to a fire burning in Napa County Friday afternoon, according to CA Fire Scanner.

The wind event hasn’t even started yet and firefighters are out here having to battle what’s being called the Pope Fire.

The fire was reported around 4:10 p.m. near Lower Chiles Valley Road and Chiles Pope Valley Road, northeast of Lake Hennessey.

The Pope Fire was first reported as 2-3 acres. As of 7 p.m., officials say the fire is burning 67 acres and is 50% contained.

Roads are closed on Chiles Pope Valley Road between Pope Canyon Road and Lower Chiles Valley Road.

Video from earlier shows a timelapse of the fire which first started around 4 p.m. in the area of lower Chiles Valley Road and Pope Valley Road.

During the daylight hours, aircrews helped ground crews in getting a handle on the fire.

On Friday night, crews were still seen fighting the fire in grassy and steep terrain, extinguishing any hot spots as dozers have been cutting the fire off from any more fuel.

Several units from across the North Bay have been helping out in this fight.

It does not appear any homes or businesses were threatened and the cause is still under investigation.

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