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Crews battling blazes in Calif. wine country

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters are battling two small wildfires fueled by gusty winds in Northern California wine country.

State fire officials say the Yellow Fire in Sonoma County north of Calistoga began around 2 a.m. Wednesday and has burned less than a quarter of a square mile. The Silverado Fire near Yountville in Napa County started a couple of hours earlier and has burned a little more than a tenth of a square mile.

State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says neither fire is threatening structures. The causes are under investigation.


The Napa fire is 60 percent contained, with full containment expected later Wednesday morning. The Sonoma County blaze is 50 percent contained.

Meanwhile, a fire in the Central Valley county of Madera that has burned a little less than half a square mile is fully contained.