The Lake Berryessa Recreation Area will be closed for Labor
Day weekend as recovery work from the LNU Lightning Complex fires moves
The lake was completely encircled by the largest blaze in
the LNU Complex, the 317,909-acre Hennessey Fire, which sparked to life Aug.
The closure was ordered by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation,
which said work will include tree removal, clearing of roads, and the
installation of utility poles and lines. The closure includes all day use, concession-operated
and boat launch sites.
“When you consider what’s going on out there and the
rebuilding of the infrastructure, there are hundreds of workers doing repairs
that need to be done in a timely manner and we do need to take into account
their safety,” said Henry Wofford, a Napa County Sheriff’s Office
The Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols around the lake
through Monday, turning people around who try to enter the area, said Wofford.
Source: NBC Bay Area