Despite warm weather and fairly windy conditions, firefighters managed to stop a brush fire near Pozo from causing devastation on Monday.
The blaze broke out around 2:45 p.m. near 3055 West Pozo Road. As of Monday night, the blaze was 70 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. Firefighters are expected to mop up the blaze on Tuesday.
One firefighter ended up in the hospital after a tree branch fell on him. The severity of the firefighter’s injuries is unclear.
As the blaze in the Pozo area was brought under control, fires raged in Northern California, killing at least 11 people since Sunday night and scorching wine country, including Sonoma and Napa counties. More than 20,000 people have been forced to evacuate because of the Northern California blazes, and about 1,500 structures have been destroyed.