Knoxville Wildlife Area Reopens, Cache Creek Natural Area and Putah Creek Wildlife Area Remain Closed

Media Contacts:
Conrad Jones, Knoxville Wildlife Area, (707) 944-5544
Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908

With successful containment of the Jerusalem fire, the Knoxville Wildlife Area has reopened to public as of Monday, Aug. 17. The Jerusalem fire burned 25,118 acres in Napa and Lake counties, eventually joining the southern flank of the Rocky Fire.

The public is cautioned to be aware of their surroundings when outdoors and report any smoke, which may indicate spot fires. Visitors are also reminded that campfires are not allowed on the wildlife area.

Two other public closures caused by wildfires last week are still in effect: The Putah Creek Wildlife Area (due to the Wragg Fire), and the Cache Creek Natural Area (due to the Rocky Fire). Please note, Putah Creek Fishing Access numbers 1-4 remain open.

CAL FIRE’s statewide fire map can be found at www.calfire.ca.gov/general/firemaps.php.