The County Fire:
We now know the cause of the County Fire. Investigators are say it was an improperly installed electric livestock fence.
Officials claim that the person responsible for the bad installation of that electric fence is 46-year-old Anthony Darosa of Woodland. According to the Yolo County District Attorney, he's been cited with a misdemeanor for burning some else's land.
Yolo And Napa Counties Fire:
The fire burning in Yolo and Napa counties stands at just over 90-thousand acres burned and about 89-percent containment. Twenty structures have been destroyed, three more were damaged, and no serious injuries have been reported.
Firefighters say this is where the destructive #CountyFire started in Yolo County. @CAL_FIRE cited a 46 year old Woodland man after they say he improperly installed an electrical fence, sparking the blaze pic.twitter.com/ZR4cz0hYzu— Tom Miller (@KCRAMiller) July 12, 2018
#CountyFire [update] CAL FIRE Law Enforcement Officers have determined that the cause of the County Fire, currently burning in Yolo and Napa counties, to be an improperly installed electric livestock fence unit. pic.twitter.com/32M9BbaXF7— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) July 11, 2018
The risk of wildfires in the Bay Area is on the rise tonight through tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service warns that a slight chance of thunderstorms could spark fires throughout the region.
Forecasters say if the storms do develop, they will most likely affect the North and East Bay areas with the greatest risk being in the higher elevations. Very little rain is expected, but gusty winds being forecast could spread fires caused by lightning.