Update: California Valley fire 50 percent contained

Staff Writer
Taft Midway Driller
Soda Fire burning near California Valley blackened 125 acres

 The fire burning in the California Valley had burned about 125 acres and was 50 percent contained by 4 p.m. Friday, Cal Fire reported.

Investigators determined the fire started because of faulty electrical wiring associated with a residential water well booster pump.

Cal Fire and the BLM teamed up to halt the fire with the aid of air tankers. No injuries have been reported.