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Lake Berryessa Remains Closed After LNU Lightning Complex Fire

ByKelley Wheeler

Aug 28, 2020

NAPA COUNTY (CBS13) — Officials say that Lake Berryessa remains closed after the LNU Lightning Complex Fire damaged the area.

Some of the damage to the Markley Cove Marina. (Credit: Office of Spill Prevention and Response)

The area was hit hard the wildfire, officials say. Notably, the Markley Cove Marina was one of the areas that saw extensive damage – with several vessels that were docked there catching fire.

Some of those boats have since sunk. The Office of Spill Prevention and Response has been dealing with the clean-up and will start deploying divers once it is safe to investigate whether the sunken vessels are posing a pollution threat.

The Bureau of Reclamation said on Friday that Lake Berryessa will remain closed until further notice.

More than 1,000 structures have been destroyed in the massive LNU Lightning Complex Fire so far, which has burned into parts of Lake, Napa, Sonoma, Solano and Yolo counties. Another 272 structures have been damaged. Containment of the wildfire, as of Friday, stands at 35 percent.


Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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