A vegetation fire in Pope Valley east of Calistoga and St. Helena has rapidly spread to 2,500 acres and residents of the 180 homes in the Berryessa Estates subdivision in Pope Valley are being evacuated, Cal Fire said this evening.

Evacuations also are in effect on Snell Valley Road to the Lake County line, Cal Fire spokeswoman Stacie McCambridge said.

The fire was 30 percent contained as of 6 p.m.

Evacuees are going to the Pope Valley School in Pope Valley and the Middletown High School in Lake County, McCambridge said.

Five structures have been damaged since the fire started around 12:08 p.m. in the 7800 block of Butts Canyon Road, McCambridge said.

Butts Valley, Snell Valley and Aetna Springs roads are closed. The fire jumped Butts Canyon and Snell Valley roads, McCambridge said.

Firefighters from the City of Napa, St. Helena and the Lake County and Napa County fire departments, the California Highway Patrol and the Napa County Sheriff's Office have also responded.