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Canyon Fire evacuees return home, highway reopens

The Canyon Fire began July 22, 2019 at Highway 128 and Wragg Canyon Road, 16 miles east of St. Helena in Napa County, Calif.

State Highway 128 is open and evacuated residents were allowed back home Tuesday afternoon in the area of the Canyon Fire in Napa County. The vegetation fire south of Lake Berryessa has burned 64 acres and was 85 percent contained Tuesday evening, Cal Fire said. Nine homes were evacuated.

Cool temperatures and high humidity helped firefighters make good progress suppressing the vegetation fire and constructing control lines Monday night, fire prevention specialist Bruce Lang said.

The fire was reported at 1:15 p.m. Monday. No structures have been damaged or destroyed and no injuries were reported, Lang said. About 150 fire personnel were at the fire Tuesday. The cause is under investigation.

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