A raging wildfire in rural Northern California that spread over 5 square miles and forced the evacuation of 200 homes in Napa County expanded Wednesday, officials said.
The Butts Fire in remote Pope Valley grew to 3,800 acres, said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
It had damaged two homes and seven other structures and threatened hundreds more, officials said, but did not yet pose a threat to the major vineyards that are the area's main business and claim to fame.
"It has not come anywhere close to what we consider Napa Valley wineries," said Cate Conniff, a spokeswoman for the Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit trade association. "It is moving in the opposite direction, and it continues to move that way. We're keeping an eye out on it."