WINTERS, CA - A wind - driven fire swept several thousand acres near Lake Berryessa Wednesday threatening several homes.
The fire, which started out as a 25 acre brush fire, is believed to have started after a vehicle crashed near the lake Wednesday just before 3:00pm.
Intense winds with gusts of up to 30 miles per hour at times pushed the fire toward winters, creating a column of smoke visible into Stanislaus County. By Thursday the fire had grown to 6,900 acres with only 15% containment.
Click to view a video of the fire spreading and firefighting efforts.