California’s largest active wildfire, which has prompted hundreds of evacuations in Napa and Yolo counties and rekindled terrifying memories of last year’s Wine Country blazes, was caused by an improperly installed electric fence, state officials said Wednesday.
The owner of the property in the rural Yolo County community of Guinda was cited for illegally starting the County Fire, which began June 30. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials did not release the property owner’s name or elaborate on what went wrong with the fence.
“It was an electric livestock fence unit. I don’t know what livestock it was for,” said Will Powers, a firefighting prevention specialist for Cal Fire.
Source: Local News