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North Bay fires rage, Angwin and St. Helena Hospital ordered to evacuate

Hennessey Fire (merged with Gamble, Green, Markley): Napa County, 100,000 acres

Spanish Fire: Near Spanish Flat, 4,100 acres

Napa and Lake counties

Morgan Fire: 3,500 acres

Sonoma County

Walbridge Fire: West of Healdsburg, 14,00 acres

Meyers Fire: North of Jenner, 2,500 acres

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LATEST, Aug. 19, 10:10 p.m. Cal Fire issued additional evacuations, including some in Lake County, at 9:30 p.m. Find the order here.

Aug. 19, 8 p.m. The LNU Lightning Complex Fires had burned more than 124,000 acres as of Wednesday evening and was zero percent contained, Cal Fire said in its latest status report.

The fire has destroyed 105 structures, damaged 70 and threatens 25,000.

You can find the complete update here.

Aug. 19, 7:36 p.m. Napa County issued additional mandatory evacuations Wednesday evening:

— Community of Angwin

— Community of Deer Park

— St. Helena Hospital

— East side of Highway 29 from Lake County line down to Silverado Trail

— East side of Silverado Trail from Highway 29 to Highway 128

— Northwest side of Highway 128 to Chiles Pope Valley Road

— Northwest side of Chiles Pipe Valley Road to Pope Valley Road

— Northwest Side of Pope Valley Road to Butts Canyon Road

— East side of Butts Canyon to Lake County

See the complete warning posted by Cal Fire at 7:10 p.m. here.

Aug. 19, 5:55 p.m. An additional evacuation warning was issued for Sonoma County from Cal Fire late Wednesday afternoon.

Residents near the Meyers Fire were issued an evacuation warning; this includes all areas east of the Sonoma coast to the south fork of the Gualala River, according to a Cal Fire press release. The areas south of Kruse Ranch Road and Howser Bridge Road to Fort Ross Road are also affected by the evacuation warning.

Residents with pets and livestock, or those who need additional time to evacuate, were reminded by Cal Fire to use this issued evacuation warning to leave the area as soon as possible.

Aug. 19, 4:25 p.m. Cal Fire ordered mandatory evacuations for areas of Lake County due to the LNU Lightning Complex Wednesday afternoon.

Residents in the Hidden Valley Lake and Jerusalem Valley areas are asked to leave the area. The evacuation order includes the areas north of Butts Canyon Road, south of Hofacker Lane to Morgan Valley Road, east of Highway 29, and west of the Lake/Napa county line.

An evacuation center has not yet been set up for the area, but a temporary evacuation point has been set up at the old airstrip located off of Highway 53 in Clearlake, according to fire officials. Evacuees are asked to remain in their vehicles and wear masks at the evacuation point, and will be directed to a shelter once one is established.

Further mandatory evacuations and warnings were issued for the city of Fairfield as well. For the latest in evacuation announcements for that area, head here.

Aug. 19, 3 p.m. Cal Fire gave a press conference on the LNU Lightning Complex Fire at 11 a.m., and you can watch it here.

Cal Fire Operations Chief Chris Waters explained the fire is divided into three zones. The West Zone is primarily Sonoma County, the North is northern Napa County and the southern part of Lake County and the South consists of southern Napa County, Solano and a little bit of Yolo County.

Waters said the emphasis is on evacuations and beginning to build perimeters to stop the fire from spreading.

Aug. 19, 1 p.m. Cal Fire issued a new series of evacuations for the Walbridge and Meyers fires. The full evacuation warning list has been updated below.

Aug. 19, 12:30 p.m. Some 4,500 homes in Vacaville are threatened by a portion of the LNU Lightning Complex.

The fires, which started in Napa and quickly spread to the Lake Berryessa area, moved into Vacaville and Winters. Evacuations were ordered in Vacaville for all residents of Pleasants Valley Road and the English Hills area as flames raced across roadways.

Read more about the fire in Vacaville on SFGATE.

Aug. 19, 11:35 a.m. Cal Fire issued mandatory evacuations for Highway 121 (Monticello Road) from Wooden Valley Road to Vichy Avenue.

An evacuation warning is in place for the following:

—Monticello Road from Vichy Avenue to Silverado Trail

—Ink Grade, from Pope Valley to White Cottage Road

—Howell Mountain Road, from Pope Valley Road to White Cottage Road

Aug. 19: 10:50 a.m. Firefighters battled the Wallbridge Fire Wednesday morning to keep flames west of the Russian River.

The blaze has entered the northern part of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, near the Bullfrog Pond area, according to KCBS Radio.

The Wallbridge Fire is burning west of Healdsburg and is threatening the lower Russian River region. It's one of many blazes that's part of the LNU Lightning Complex Fires.

The following evacuation orders are in effect in this area:

—All areas East of Russian River
—North of River Rd.
—West of Trenton Healdsburg Road & Eastside Road
—South of western Windsor River Road dead end and Russian River

Aug. 19, 10 a.m. Cal Fire issued a new series of evacuations for the Hennessey Fire, one of many blazes that's part of the LNU Lightning Complex Fires that has scorched 46,000 acres as of Wednesday morning.

Mandatory evacuation orders are now in effect for Wooden Valley Road from Highway 121, including Wooden Valley Cross Road and Gordon Valley Road, to the Napa County line.

Aug. 19, 6:30 a.m. The LNU Lightning Complex fire exploded overnight and an arm of raging blaze was heading into Vacaville Wednesday morning, leading to another series of evacuations. Officials told residents to get out immediately.

Evacuations were ordered in Vacaville for all residents of Pleasants Valley Road and the English Hills area as flames raced across roadways.

The Solano County Sheriff’s Department told residents to leave their homes west of Blue Ridge Road to I-505 in Vacaville and north of Cherry Glen Road to Highway 128. (Find complete list of evacuations below.)

The raging blaze has charred 46,225 acres (or 72 square miles) and was zero percent contained, according to Wednesday morning status report from Cal Fire. To put that in perspective, that's a little more than the size of the city of San Francisco.

"Extreme fire behavior with short and long range spotting are continuing to challenge firefighting efforts," Cal Fire said.

Cal Fire spokesperson Will Powers told KTVU much of the fire was tearing through rural areas with steep terrain that's difficult for crews to access.

Some 50 structures have been destroyed and 50 damaged, according to Cal Fire, and multiple news reports specifically noted several homes were burned near Highway 128 and the community of Winters overnight. Nearly 2,000 homes are currently threatened. (The full status report can be seen here.)

Nichelini Winery in St. Helena shared Tuesday afternoon its facilities are threatened by a wildfire burning in the region.

"The fire continues to be close but Cal Fire is amazing and working very hard to keep us safe," the winery shared on Facebook. "Thank you to those who are working so hard to make sure we can exist for another 130 years."

The winery, founded in 1890, is one of the state's oldest. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The following areas are under evacuation, according to Cal Fire's Wednesday status report:

Napa County

Evacuation order:

—Highway 128 from Lower Chiles Valley Road to Monticello Road
—Highway 128 from Chiles Pope Valley Road to Lower Chiles Valley
Road
—Chiles Pope Valley Road from Highway 128 to Lower Chiles Valley
Road
—All of Hennessey Ridge Road.
—From Moskowite Corner to Wooden Valley Rd, Including the
community of Circle Oaks
—Atlas Peak from the Bubbing Well Pet Cemetary at 2462 Atlas Peak
Rd to the dead end
—From Loma Vista Rd / Soda Canyon Rd to the dead end.
—All of Steele Canyon Rd from Hwy 128 to and including the Berryessa
Highlands Sub Divison
—Wragg Canyon Rd - from Hwy 128 to the end of the road, including
—Chiles Pope Valley Road - From Lower Chiles Valley Road to Pope
Canyon Road

Sonoma County

Evacuation 0rder:

—North of Austin Creek Recreational Area
—East of The Cedars
—Mill Creek Road west of the intersection of Puccioni Road
—South of Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road
—South of Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road
—West of West Dry Creek Road and Westside Road
—North of Sweetwater Springs Road and McCray Ridge Road
—East of the East Austin Creek (the actual creek)

Evacuation Warning:
—West of Meyers Grade Road to the coast
—South of Fort Ross Road
—North of Russian Gulch State Beach
—North of Austin Cree Recreational Area
—East of Cedars
—West of Mill Creek Rd
—South of Stewarts Point-Skaggs Spring Road
—All areas south of River Rd. from Martinelli Rd. to Trenton Rd.
—West of Covey Rd
—North of Front St. / Hwy. 116
—East of Martinelli Rd
—All areas south of Hwy. 101
—East of the Russian River to the Windsor Town limits
—North of where Windsor River Rd. dead ends extending west to the Russian River
—All areas south of the Russian River
—West of Bohemian Hwy
—North and East of Coleman Valley Rd and Willow Creek Rd
—All areas south and west of Willow Creek Rd
—North of Coleman Valley Rd and Wright Hill Rd
—East of the California Coastal National Monument (BLM property)

An evacuation center is set up at Crosswalk Community Church at 2590 First St. in Napa. (Find evacuation updates on the Napa County Sheriff's Office Nixle page.)

People can bring their pets to the Napa County Animal Shelter 942 Hartle Court in Napa.

The following roads are closed:

Napa County

—SR-121 at Wooden Valley Road (this was previously the SR-121 at SR- 128 closure). This closure will be staffed by an officer. Circle Oaks is being or will be evacuated
—SR-128 at Pleasent's Valley Rd. Woodland CHP and Caltrans are staffing this closure. No traffic westbound on SR-128 from this intersection. Traffic can move east on SR-128 and south on Pleasent's Valley Rd
—Butts Canyon Road at Snell Valley Rd. This closure is staffed by a CHP officer. We do not want anyone traveling south on Butts Canyon Rd past this intersection
—SR-128 at Silverado Trail. This closure is staffed by a CHP officer and Caltrans
—Napa County Roads is working on the following closures:

  •  Atlas Peak Rd at Westgate Drive. No traffic north on Atlas Peak Rd. past Westgate Drive. This section of Atlas Peak is being or will be evacuated
  • Soda Canyon Rd at Silverado Trail. Soda Canyon Rd. north of Loma Vista Drive is being or will be evacuated. We do not want any traffic on Soda Canyon Rd north of Loma Vista--it's easier to close it at Silverado Trail

Sonoma County

—SR-1 @ Fort Ross Road- No traffic on S/B SR-1 and no traffic E/B on Fort Ross RdSR-1 @ Meyers Grade Road- No traffic on N/B SR-1 and no traffic on N/B Meyers Grade Rd
—Fort Ross Road at Seaview Road- No traffic on W/B Fort Ross Rd. and no traffic on E/B Fort Ross Rd
—Meyers Grade Road at Fort Ross Road- No traffic on S/B Meyers Grade Rd
—Dry Creek Rd at Dry Creek
—Yoaking Bridge Rd at Dry Creek
—Lyton Springs Rd at Dry Creek
—Westside Rd @ Dry Creek
—Wohler Rd at River Rd
—Odd Fellows Park Rd at Russian River
—Bohemian Hwy at Russian River
—Mosscow Rd at Hwy 116

—Hwy 116 at Hwy 1 (Move Hwy 1 at Myers Grade)
—King Ridge Rd @ Sewell Rd (private Rd with gates)
—Skaggs Spings Rd at Sewell Rd (Anvil Ranch)

The Hennessey and Gamble fires presumably started by lightning strikes amid a rash of thunderstorms in Northern California Monday, but the definitive cause is under investigation.

The Hennessey Fire ignited in the 60 block of Hennessey Ridge Road in Rutherford and was reported at 6:40 a.m. Monday, Cal Fire spokesperson Will Powers said.

For updates on the blazes, check the Cal Fire website.

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Amy Graff is the news editor for SFGATE. Email her: [email protected]

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Glass Fire Update: Homes Burn In Angwin, New Evacuations Ordered, Fire On Calistoga Outskirts

CALISTOGA (CBS SF) — The Glass Fire burning in Napa and Sonoma counties jumped containment lines and led to new evacuations as well as additional burned homes and structures as firefighter worked through extreme conditions Thursday.

Winds grew stronger Thursday evening, threatening to escalate the massive wildfire which has burned for days and destroyed hundreds of buildings.

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More fire crews and equipment were deployed in and around Calistoga where winds gusting to 30 mph were forecast to push through the hills Thursday night and Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

The big battle Thursday night was in the mountains north of Calistoga. Firefighters told KPIX they have the blaze contained to the east side of Highway 29. With the wind expected to pick up, the fear is an ember could cause spotting on the other side of the highway, where Douglas Wright has owned a home for more than 30 years.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen. This year has been really crazy — fires everywhere,” Wright said.

Wright is prepared to put up a fight of his own. He has 200 feet of hose leading from his pool to his front yard and was waiting until the very last minute to evacuate.

“If it gets too bad I’ll leave because I can be down there in two minutes,” Wright said.

He has his valuables packed up and ready to go if that time comes. What he can’t take with him are his donkeys Louie and Truman. “I tried to find somebody that will pick them up but they’re not very tame so it’s a real job,” he said.

As of Thursday evening, the Glass Fire has burned 58,880 acres since it started over the weekend and was five percent contained, according to Cal Fire. At least 616 structures have been destroyed, including 220 homes, while nearly 29,000 structures are threatened.

Cal Fire officials said that they expect the number of confirmed damaged and destroyed structures to rise when they next update statistics on the Glass Fire.

One bit of good news that fire officials shared early Thursday evening was that the area of containment that had been established for the Glass Fire covered the backside of Rincon Valley and Skyhawk, with crews making excellent headway in the low country on the eastern side of Santa Rosa.

The fire advanced into areas of Angwin Thursday, burning multiple home homes on Bell Canyon Road and Quail Run Road on the eastern flank of the wildfire, prompting some rescue efforts to evacuate trapped residents, Cal Fire reported.

Glass Fire Hotspots

Hotspots burning in the Glass Fire Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. Click image to enlarge

New mandatory evacuations were ordered in Napa County Thursday afternoon for:

  • All areas of Napa County north of the Calistoga City limits between Highway 128, the Sonoma County line, and Highway 29.
  • All addresses on both sides of Highway 29 between the Calistoga City limits and the Lake County line
  • All addresses on Old Lawley Toll Road
  • Areas west of Oakville, specifically the area south of South Whitehall Lane and north of Bella Oaks Lane, west to the Sonoma County line including the 500 Block and greater of Wall Road.

Evacuation warning were issued for:

  • The area south of Bella Oaks Lane west to the Sonoma County Line and north of Oakville Grade/Dry Creek Road; West of Highway 29, up to the 500 block of Wall Road
  • The valley floor, west of Highway 29 between Whitehall Lane and Oakville Grade, including all addresses on Bella Oaks Lane, Manley Lane, Beerstecher Road, and Niebaum Lane

Evacuation centers are open at Crosswalk Community Church, 2590 First Street in Napa and Napa Valley College at 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway in Napa.

Days ago, Angwin resident Roger Lutz’s sister lost her home in Deer Park.

“The one really special part of that was the American flag was still flying. It was like, Well overcome. I’m sorry,” said Lutz, apologizing as he choked up with emotion.

Residents who stayed in the area despite evacuation orders are emotionally and physically drained.

The Glass Fire shifted direction Thursday, bringing Lutz’s property to the north closer to the raging inferno.

“I could see the flames right there, only a block away on the other side of the hill,” said said Soon Young Park, another Angwin resident.

READ MORE: 8 People Displaced by House Fire in San Lorenzo

Park came back Thursday to help her landlord and friend. They were doing what they could to protect their homes from the fire.

“Last night, I didn’t even sleep a minute. Just watching and cleaning and moving all the stuff away from the houses,” said Angwin resident Younan Dawood.

They got some help from Lutz, who lives down the street. He is a veteran in more ways than one.

“I’ve been in a lot of fire fights, but all the other fire fights before this were with bullets,” explained Lutz.

He helped his neighbors set up a sprinkler system that would keep the property near the houses wet if the fire got closer.

“It’s not worth my life. But on the other hand. if I can do whatever I can do to save the houses, I’ll do that,” said Lutz.

I’m hoping that winds will not shift tonight. I will not sleep,” said Dawood.

FIRE EVACUATION MAPS:Sonoma County | Napa County

On the northern edge of the fire, crews were working to save the town of Calistoga where all residents are under mandatory evacuation orders. Just north of the town, the fire briefly surrounded firefighters at Old Lawley Toll Road prompting a shutdown of Hwy 29.

“We have fire that is creating a threat to Calistoga,” said Cal Fire Operations Chief Mark Bruton Thursday. “It has not reached the city limits yet, still on the outskirts of the city limits, it is a concern for us.”

Firefighting aircraft make retardant drops on the Glass Fire in Napa County, seen from along CA-29 on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in Calistoga, CA. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

“In this area … it’s a mixture of grass, brush and conifer timber — all of it is critically dry,” said Cal Fire fire behavior analyst Brian Newman. “With the excessively dry winter we had mixed with the long summer we’ve had — a lot of heat and no [precipitation] over the last five months has led to critically dry conditions in the fuel moisture for burning. There’s really no [natural] barrier to burning.”

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Newman added that unlike other areas of wine country burned in the recent LNU Lightning complex and the October 2017 Tubbs, Nun and Abode fires, this region has never had a major blaze.

“The area where the fire is burning has no fire history over the last 70 years,” said Newman. “It’s led to an excessive build-up of fuel — heavy, dense brush.”

“Warm, dry, unstable conditions coupled with strong winds — the fire will have more energy behind it,” said Cal Fire meteorologist Tom Bird.  “The winds will shift later this morning and begin driving across steep, rugged terrain toward the Pope Valley on the north edge of the fire … if they can’t get air support in there, it’s going to be tough to stop.”

Air resources and ground crews attacked the fire just north of Calistoga all day Wednesday, trying to knock out most of it before the wind came in. Air tankers made drop after drop as the fire raced up the hillside just off Highway 29.

Evacuation Order Information:

Along with increased fire risk, smoke from the Glass Fire has caused poor air quality throughout the region. The National Weather Service said smoke will continue to be a problem around the region, not just from the Glass Fire but from other fires north of the Bay Area.

Overnight sensors indicated poor air quality and reduced visibility to a few miles, and deteriorating fire weather conditions will likely result in more smoke production, the weather service said.

PHOTOS: Raging Glass Fire Leaves Path Of Destruction Through Wine Country

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[UPDATE: Fire Contained] Vegetation Fire Burning at Cloverdale’s River Park

ByMatt LaFeveron

Known as the Cooley Fire, the flames are located in Cloverdale’s River Park. A dispatcher at 9:51 p.m. characterized the incident as multiple fires burning within the River Park area.

Trailer on Fire Near Laytonville

ByKym Kempon

When the Incident Commander arrived on scene he reported finding a trailer on fire but partially extinguished.

[UPDATE: Forward Progress Stopped] Wildfire Burning Near Highway 128 Northwest of Boonville

ByMatt LaFeveron

The Incident Commander reported the Monte Fire is currently 1/4 acre burning at a slow rate of spread with one structure threatened and a low potential for extended spread.

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[UPDATE 11:43 a.m.: Forward Progress Stopped] New Incident, the Bachelor Fire, Starts During Red Flag Warning in Lake County

ByKym Kempon

About 11:15 a.m., a new fire, being called the Bachelor Fire, off Bachlor Valley Road, started in Lake County north of Hwy 101. The Incident Commander reports the fire is “three to four acres” and burning at a “moderate rate of spread.”

[UPDATE: 11:32 p.m.] Multiple Structures on Fire in Lucerne Near Highway 20

ByMatt LaFeveron

The fire has spread to multiple structures, burned down PG&E power lines, and has resulted in a robust response from fire personnel including three fire engines. PG&E has been called to the scene to address the downed power lines.

County of Mendocino Hosting Local Assitance Center for Victims of the Hopkins Fire

ByMatt LaFeveron

“The Local Assistance Center provides a single location where those impacted by the fire can access available disaster assistance programs and services.”

Wildfire Survivors Urged to Hire Only Licensed Contractors
for Repairs, Debris Clearing or Rebuilding

ByMatt LaFeveron

“Wildfire survivors need to be especially cautious about hiring reputable, licensed contractors to repair, rebuild, or clear property.”

A Portion of Lake Mendocino’s Recreation Areas Destroyed by Hopkins Fire, Says Army Corp of Engineers

ByMatt LaFeveron

“Last week’s 257-acre Hopkins Fire burned to the western shore of Lake Mendocino and caused significant damage to the Pomo B and C Recreation Areas.”

Mendocino County Assessors Office Invites Owners of Homes Damaged in Hopkins Fire to Apply for a Calamity Adjustment

ByMatt LaFeveron

“To qualify for a calamity adjustment the property must have suffered more than $10,000 worth of damage and the owner must file a claim form with the Assessor within 12 months of the date of the calamity.”

Gap Fire Burns Three Acres in the Ukiah Valley’s Western Hills

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Despite recent rains, Battalion Chief Leonard explained, the fire moved quickly through grasses dried out by high temperatures and winds.

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Fully involved structure along Hwy 128 near Jimtown, Calif. from Kincade Fire

Glass Fire updates: North Bay wildfire burns 67,050 acres, 54% contained, CAL FIRE says

The fast-growing Glass Fire Incident has burned more than 63,000 acres Napa and Sonoma County and forcing the evacuation of at least 68,000 people.

MAP: Glass Fire map shows wineries, landmarks destroyed in Napa, Sonoma counties

Oct. 6, 7 p.m.: The Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties has scorched 67,050 acres and is 54% contained, CAL FIRE officials said. The fire is still under investigation.

Oct. 6, 11 a.m.: 16 firefighter on the Glass Fire were evaluated for potential carbon monoxide exposure, officials say. CAL FIRE says the exposure happened off site and one firefighter was taken to the hospital. Read more here.

Oct. 6, 7 a.m.: The Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties has scorched 66,840 acres and is 50% contained, CAL FIRE officials said.

Oct. 5, 7 p.m.: The Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties has scorched 66,840 acres and fire crews have made some progress with 41% containment, CAL FIRE officials said. 21,785 structures are still threatened.


Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m.: Some evacuation orders in St. Helena downgraded to warnings, CAL FIRE announces. See a full list of evacuation orders, warnings here.

Oct. 5, 3:p.m.: CAL FIRE has downgraded the evacuation order to a warning for parts of Zone 6B2 in Sonoma County. See a full list of evacuation orders, warnings here.

Oct. 5, 7:25 a.m.:
The Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties has scorched 65,580 acres and is 30% contained, CAL FIRE officials said.

Oct. 4, 8 p.m.: One week after it started, the Glass Fire incident is still burning. Although weather conditions may soon aide firefighters, the wildfire did prompt new evacuation orders Sunday in Northeast Napa County. Highway 29 from Robert Louis Stevenson State Park to the Lake County line became a mandatory evacuation zone Sunday. However, some evacuation orders were downgraded to warnings and ABC7 News' Cornell Barnard spoke to some evacuees who were weary to get back to their homes. Read the full story here.

Oct. 4, 6:05 p.m.: Sonoma County's Kenwood School District and Rincon Valley Union School District will be closed on Oct. 5 due to ongoing evacuations from theGlass Fire, the county announced on Sunday evening. Check school closures in Sonoma County here.

Oct. 4, 6p.m.:: CAL FIRE hosts a virtual community meeting regarding the latest updates on the Glass Fire burning in Napa and Sonoma counties.
In its latest numbers, CAL FIRE says:
-64,900 acres have burned and is 26 percent contained.
-21, 758 structures are threatened.
-More than 36,000 people remain evacuated from both Napa and Sonoma counties.

In Napa County, 252 residential structures and 304 commercial structures are destroyed.
In Sonoma County, 235 residential structures and 12 commercial structures are destroyed.

Oct. 4, 6p.m.: Santa Rosa releases a fire damages assessment map which can be found here.

Oct. 4, 3:30 p.m.: CAL FIRE has issued a mandatory evacuation order in Napa County and also downgraded some evacuation orders to warnings in Sonoma and Napa counties. The city of Calistoga is among one of the locations now under a warning after residents have been evacuated for the past 6 days. See a full list of evacuation orders, warnings here. See a full list of evacuation orders, warnings here.


Oct. 4, 11a.m.: 36,472 people still under an evacuation order due to the Glass Fire, CAL FIRE says. Currently, 63,885 acres have burned and is 17 percent contained.

Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m.: New evacuation orders were issued Sunday morning by CAL FIRE in Napa County because of the Glass Fire. Residents and anyone in areas west by Highway 29 at Robert Louis Stevenson trailhead, east by Aetna Mine Road and north by Livermore Road are asked to evacuate immediately.

Oct. 4, 8 a.m.: The Glass Fire is now 63,885 acres and is 17 percent contained as of Sunday morning, CAL FIRE announced.

Oct. 3, 8:45 p.m.: A Red Flag Warning is in effect through Sunday 6 a.m. for the North Bay mountains.The evacuation order for the entire City of Calistoga remains in effect. While some evacuation orders in Sonoma County have been downgraded to warnings, the areas of Napa County surrounding Calistoga remain under evacuation orders officials say. no homes or commercial structures have burned within the Calistoga city limits (with the exception of an unrelated utility shed fire), city officials say.

Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.: The Glass Fire in the North Bay is now 63,450 acres and 15% contained, according to CAL FIRE. Napa County has experienced the loss of at least 173 single family residences with an additional 57 damaged, and 264 commercial properties lost. 120 single family residences have been destroyed and 57 have been damaged in Sonoma County, officials report.

Oct. 3, 3 p.m.: Some evacuation warnings have been lifted in Santa Rosa, CAL FIRE announced. See a full list of evacuation orders, warnings here.


Oct. 3, 8:15 a.m.:
The Glass Fire grew to 62,230 acres overnight and is now 10% contained, according to CAL FIRE.

Oct. 2, 3:45 p.m.: Evacuation orders were downgraded to evacuation warnings for areas within the city of Santa Rosa. See the latest on evacuations here.

Oct. 2, 11:40 a.m.: As high winds continue through Saturday morning, the areas of greatest concern for CAL FIRE crews are Calistoga and Angwin, the agency said in an 11 a.m. press conference. The fire is infringing on the outskirts of Calistoga, said Chief Mark Brunton, and one structure has been damaged. Crews there are going structure-by-structure on the city limits to prepare them and protect them.

There are also lots of resources mobilized in Angwin to protect that community, said Brunton. A break in the smoke is allowing air support to come in and drop retardant in that area.

"Our fuels are extremely receptive to any ignition source whatsoever," said Brunton. "It won't take much to get any vegetation burning."

In Sonoma County, conditions are looking better around Trione-Annadel State Park and (at this point) the city of Santa Rosa is looking much safer.

Oct. 2, 9:45 a.m.: Some Bay Area residents outside of the fire zone in Marin and Solano counties have reported receiving phone alerts telling them to be prepared to evacuate. The alerts are a mistake, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office, and they are working to stop them.

Oct. 2, 8 a.m.: The Glass fire grew to 60,148 acres overnight. It is now 6% contained.

CAL FIRE released a new tally on the number of homes destroyed: 67 in Sonoma County and 153 in Napa County. The agency has said they expect that number to keep rising as damage assessment continues.

Despite growing containment, the firefight is far from over, as high winds are expected to make things challenging for crews through Saturday morning. Nearly 30,000 structures are still threatened by the wildfire.

Oct. 1, 4 p.m.: Highway 29 is closed in both directions between Bradford Road in Middletown and Tubbs Ln. in Calistoga due to the Glass Fire. Highway 128 in Calistoga remains open. At this time, there are no evacuation orders or warnings for Lake County related to the Glass Fire.

Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m.: As wind activity picked up throughout the afternoon, CAL FIRE crews have seen, "an increase in fire activity throughout many portions of the incident," said incident commander Billy See.

With winds switching, and now coming from the north, the greatest area of concern in Sonoma County is the area near Trione-Annadel State Park. Fire crews are closely watching the fire in that area to keep it from spreading into Kenwood and Glen Ellen.

"If winds come through and heat up the fire activity in that area, there's a high probability that spot fires will be created from embers cast," said See.

New evacuation orders were also issued for Napa County north of Calistoga, between Highway 128, the Sonoma County line and Highway 29. Both sides of Highway 29 between Calistoga and the Lake County line were also being evacuated, as well as all addresses on Old Lawley Toll Road. Full evacuation warnings and orders can be found here.

Oct. 1, 11:45 a.m.: Gov. Gavin Newsom toured damaged left behind by the Glass Fire at an elementary school in Napa County, where he promised to seek long-term solution to California's wildfire problem once immediate fire suppression was complete.

"I've got four young kids in elementary school. I can't imagine for the kids, the families seeing these images, what's going through your mind," Newsom said. "We're in it for the long haul. We're not just here for a moment. We have your backs and we're very sorry you're going through all this."

Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m.: A new fire broke out north of Yountville in the area of Oakville Grade Road before 10 a.m., CAL FIRE confirmed to ABC7 News. The fire was about 5 acres at the start, reports Stephanie Sierra, and the road was blocked off.

Ground crews aren't able to get air support because of the thick smoke.


A firefighter on scene told Sierra the fire was largely under control around 11:30 a.m.


Our crews are working to learn more and will update this story when we learn more. Check back for updates.

Oct. 1, 8 a.m.: The Glass Fire grew about 4,000 acres overnight to 56,781 acres. Firefighters were also able to increase containment overnight to 5%, but Thursday is shaping up to be a challenging day with winds forecast to pick up in the afternoon.

Oct. 1, 6:15 a.m.: A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the North Bay today as heat and gusty winds will challenge firefighters battling the Glass Fire.

Sept. 30, 7 p.m.: CAL FIRE officials say the Glass Fire is now 51,266 acres and still only 2% contained as worry grows that conditions could deteriorate Wednesday night which could make fire conditions more dangerous.

According to CAL FIRE's report, the wildfire has destroyed 36 homes in Sonoma County and 107 in Napa County. It also provided a detailed list of other buildings that have either been damaged or destroyed. See tweet below for details.



Sept. 30, 11 a.m.: Fire officials asked Sonoma and Napa county residents to stay alert, as a Red Flag Warning starting Thursday afternoon is expected to make fire conditions even more dangerous.

"This wind event is going to be serious enough for everyone to pay attention. Whether you live in a warning zone or an evacuation zone, you need to pay attention to everything around you. It is vital," said Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner.

One of the areas of biggest concern in the firefight Wednesday are Calistoga, where CAL FIRE crews are "actively suppressing fire" and engaged in "active structure defense." The fire has crossed Diamond Mountain Road and is burning in the hills above Calistoga.

Rough terrain is also making it hard to establish control lines.

"Every time we try and construct the control lines, the fire is outflanking us," said CAL FIRE Chief Mark Brunton.

Angwin, another community ordered to evacuate, hasn't yet been hit by the fire, Brunton said, but crews are still actively working to protect it from the flames.

Sept. 30, 8 a.m.: The Glass Fire grew modestly overnight to 48,440 acres. Firefighters also gained ground, bringing containment up to 2%.

"Crews experienced active fire behavior, and continue to focus on structure defense in both Sonoma and Napa counties while building and reinforcing containment lines," said CAL FIRE in a morning updated. More than 22,000 structures are still threatened by the fire. Hot, windy weather is expected to make things more challenging in the days ahead.

You can see the boundaries of the Glass Fire in the interactive map below.

Having trouble viewing the map? Click here to open it in a new window.

Sept. 30, 5 a.m.: Hotels from Mill Valley to San Rafael are completely booked up as people evacuate from the Glass Fire. One manager told ABC7 News they went from 40% occupancy to 100% in 15 minutes, as evacuees fled with all their belongings. Some hotels lowered their rates and allowed pet cats, birds, and dogs.

Sept. 29, 5 p.m.: CAL FIRE offials gave an evening update on the Glass Fire incident. So far the incident has burned 42,360 acres in the North Bay and is still at 0% containment. The structure inspection process has begun and initial numbers report 113 structures have been destroyed. Among the destroyed buildings are 28 residential homes in Sonoma County and 52 residential homes in Napa County, officials say.

Santa Rosa law enforcement said there have been some missing persons reports but all have since been found. To report a missing person, call Santa Rosa officers at (707) 528-5222.

Sonoma County sheriff officers say 5 people have been arrested for entering evacuation zones. Officers urged residents to take evacuation orders and warnings seriously.

Watch the full CAL FIRE update here.

Sept. 29, 2:30 p.m.: ABC7 News reporter Wayne Freedman is on the ground in the Skyhawk and Oakmont neighborhoods, two of the hardest hit areas of Santa Rosa. In some cases, what burned and what was spared can feel random. See his pictures in the tweets below.

Anna and David Matherly walked four miles to see if their house at 1481 Hawk Crest Drive survived the #GlassFire. It did. They found champagne in the refrigerator. Packed it out for a celebration tonight. They evacuated on the second anniversary of moving in. pic.twitter.com/RXSZNQNXj2

— Wayne Freedman (@WayneFreedman) September 29, 2020


Sept. 29, 11 a.m.: CAL FIRE says the greatest area of concern in Napa County is the community of Angwin, burning toward Pope Valley. Aircraft are "working there aggressively," a CAL FIRE spokesperson said. In Sonoma County, the fire is still very active in the Calistoga Road area, he added, and the area of Deer Park suffered significant damage Monday.

"The footprint of this fire has occurred in between the 2017 Tubbs, Nuns and Adobe fires," said CAL FIRE incident commander Billy See. "This land has no fire history that's recorded. This burned in all the acreage that was saved in 2017."

"We still have months to go for fire season," said Napa unit Chief Shana Jones. "And that means that this can happen again. I pray to God, it does not. But we still have a lot of fire season to go so be ready for wildfires."

Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m.: The entire community of Angwin in Napa County has been upgraded from an evacuation warning to an evacuation order due to the Glass Fire. This includes south of Chiles Pope Valley Road, east of Ink Grade Road and west of Pope Valley Cross Road.

Sept. 29, 9 a.m.: The Glass fires grew once again overnight to 42,560 acres Tuesday morning. The blaze is still zero percent contained.

In Sonoma County, 28 homes have been lost to the fire. In Napa, 52 homes burned. We know wineries, restaurants and other properties have also burned. (See more below.)

More than 10,000 structures are still threatened, according to CAL FIRE.

Sept. 29, 6 a.m.: The fire is still zero percent contained Tuesday morning, according to CAL FIRE. More than 100 structures have been destroyed, the agency said, though that figure will likely rise as damage assessment continues.

Among the damaged and destroyed buildings are several wineries and the Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood.

No injuries or fatalities have been reported so far.

Santa Rosa city schools will not hold any online classes Tuesday or Wednesday because of the fires and evacuations.

Sept. 28, 9:36 p.m.: Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for Napa and Sonoma counties due to the Glass fires, as well as for another wildfire burning in Shasta County. The fires have burned tens of thousands of acres, destroyed homes and critical infrastructure and caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.

Sept. 28, 7:50 p.m.: CAL FIRE announced Monday night the Glass Fire has destroyed 113 structures and damaged two others. Fire officials say more than 8,500 structures are threatened by the wildfire and nearly 1,500 personnel are working to contain the blaze.

Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.: A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for the entire city of Calistoga. Current open evacuation routes include Route 29 South and North, and 128 North. If seeking shelter at a County Evacuation facility please proceed to Crosswalk Church at 2590 First St., Napa, officials say. See all evacuation orders and warnings here.

Sept. 28, 5:19 p.m.: The complex of fires grew to 36,236 acres, officials said in a live press conference. This is more than triple the size from the last official update of 11,000 acres.

Sept. 28, 5:00 p.m.: Sonoma County Sheriff's Department announced their first Glass fires-related arrest. "I was just notified of our first arrest, made of a person who was in the evacuation zone, with no lawful purpose," Sergeant Spencer Crum said. "It's a 17 year old, he was seen hopping fences, in the area of Maria Carrillo High School, and was arrested in the backyard of a residence."

The sheriff's department says they will not tolerate anyone entering the evacuation zone. "If you don't live in that area, and you decide to come around that area, and enter into an evacuation zone, you are subject to arrest and we will enforce the law completely," Sgt. Crum warned.

Sept. 28, 3:15 p.m.: More than 53,000 residents have been evacuated in Napa and Sonoma counties, CAL FIRE assistant deputy director Daniel Berlant told ABC7 News.

Wind gusts were dying down Monday afternoon, giving a glimmer of hope to firefighting crews, but humidity was still dangerously low.

Sept. 28, 2:20 p.m.: Air quality around the Bay Area was starting to get worse Monday afternoon, with parts of Sonoma County and San Francisco in the "unhealthy range." See our updated smoke forecast to see when air quality is expected to get bad where you live.

Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m.: The Glass Fire had "explosive growth" overnight into Sonoma County, said CAL FIRE Chief Ben Nicholls in a press briefing. The latest size figures have it 11,000 acres, but "we expect that number to grow as we get better mapping with daylight," said Nicholls.

He characterized the fire as "extremely difficult to fight" due to rocky, steep terrain and high winds. The areas of greatest concern Monday are around Trione-Annadel State Park, said Nicholls.

"The wind will continue to push the fire into Annadel and the concern is (it goes) over the top into Bennett Valley and possibly toward Rohnert Park," the fire chief said. "The winds are not what we were seeing last night, so it's giving the fire a chance to stand up and not be pushed toward those communities."

Officials warned residents to get out immediately if they hear hi-lo sirens. Some residents refused to evacuate overnight, said Sgt. Juan Valencia, and Sonoma County sheriff's deputies had to go back in to rescue them.

Sept. 28, 11 a.m.: The fire has reached Trione-Annadel State Park, southeast of Santa Rosa along Highway 12, according to ABC7 News anchor Liz Kreutz, who is on the ground in Sonoma County.

Sept. 28, 8:40 a.m.: The Chateau Boswell Winery and the Glass Mountain Inn Bed and Breakfast along Silverado Trail in St. Helena have both been severely damaged by the Glass Fire, according to ABC7 News Amy Hollyfield on scene.

VIDEO: A look at the devastation left behind by the Glass Fire in St. Helena


Chateau Boswell winery aftermath. This is on the Silverado Trail. The #GlassFire moved fast overnight. You can see in this video some hose lines were pulled, but this just moved too quickly for this winery to be saved. pic.twitter.com/pawOtA3NKt

— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) September 28, 2020


Sept. 28, 8 a.m.: The Glass Fire and its offshoots, the Shady and Boysen fires, have merged to form a complex that's burned 11,000 acres so far. The fire is 0% contained.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect and fire crews are concerned gusty winds and dry conditions will only fan the flames.

According to CAL FIRE, more than 8,500 structures are threatened by the fire, but the agency didn't yet have an estimate on how many had been damaged or destroyed.

Evacuations are in effect for Calistoga, parts of Santa Rosa, St. Helena and more communities near the Napa-Sonoma border. For a full list, check here.

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  • North of the Russian River
  • South of Rio Nido Road at Armstrong Woods Road
  • West of Foothill Boulevard at River Road
  • East of Old Cazadero Road

NOTE:Residents returning to Guerneville will have to utilize Hwy 116/Pocket Canyon, Bohemian Highway or Highway 1.

River Road remains closed from Hacienda Bridge to the intersection of Foothill Boulevard at River Road

NOTE: The community of Rio Nido remains under an Evacuation Order

NOTE: Old Cazadero Road north of Old Cazadero Road at Chimney Rock Road remains under Evacuation Order

NOTE: Pool Ridge Road remains under Evacuation Order

Those of you in areas under Evacuation Warning means you can now return home at your own risk. These areas are still at risk from the fires in the area. We recommend you stay home for the day once you arrive. There’s going to be a lot of traffic in the area so please drive safely; our priority is getting everyone home safely.

All other areas under evacuation order are still closed. We will send an alert for each area as it re-opens. Continue to follow the instructions of first responders in the area and make sure to listen for hi-lo sirens if fire conditions change. Use extreme caution when around any burned areas that may be present. The burn area is under a Public Health Order due to health hazards created by the fire.

The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. A reminder to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area.

You can call 2-1-1 or visit socoalerts.org if you have any questions. Also, take a look at the interactive evacuation map at https://arcg.is/0buuL1 and search by address to see the status of your zone.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office is lifting the evacuation orders and warnings in the following areas:

Tuesday August 25th, 2020 :: 12:13 p.m. PDT

Go to socoemergency.org or call 2-1-1 if you have questions. You may also visit https://arcg.is/0buuL1, type in your address and see what the status is of your zone.

Map Grid 1D1 all orders lifted

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East of the Sonoma Coast

North of the Russian River

West of Myers Grade Road

South of Fort Ross Road

Map Grid 1D2 all orders lifted

East of Myers Grade Road

North of Russian River

West of Cazadero Highway

South of Fort Ross Road

Map Grid 1D3 all orders lifted

East of the Cazadero Highway

North of Russian River

West and South of Old Cazadero Road

Map Grid 1C1 all orders lifted

East of the Sonoma Coast

North of Fort Ross Road

West of the south fork of Gualala River

South Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road

Map Grid 1C2 all orders lifted

East of the south fork of the Gualala River

North of Fort Ross Road

West and South of King Ridge Road

Map Grid 1E1 all orders lifted

All areas south and west of Willow Creek Rd.

North of Coleman Valley Rd. and Wright Hill Rd.

East of the California Coastal National Monument (BLM property)

Map Grid 1E3 all orders lifted

All areas south of the Russian River

West of Bohemian Hwy.

North and East of Coleman Valley Rd. and Willow Creek Rd.

Map Grid 1F1 all orders lifted

All areas east of Bohemian Hwy.

North of Graton Rd. and Harrison Grade Rd.

West of Harrison Grade Rd., Green Valley Rd., and Hwy. 116

South of the Russian River

Map Grid 1F2 all orders lifted

All areas south of the Russian River

East and North of Hwy. 116 (Pocket Canyon)

West of Martinelli Rd.

Map Grid 2C4 all orders lifted

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South and West of Asti Road

East of Hwy 101

North of Hwy 128

Map Grid 2F1 all orders lifted

North of Canyon Road

West of Dutcher Creek Rd and the Dry Creek the actual creek

West of Hwy 101

Map Grid 2F2 all orders lifted

South of Canyon Road

East of the Dry Creek (the actual creek)

North of Lytton Springs Road

West of Geyserville Avenue

Map Grid 2F3 all orders lifted

South of Lytton Springs Road

East of the Dry Creek (the actual creek)

North of Westside Road

West of the Healdsburg city limits.

Map Grid 2G1 all orders lifted

East of Hwy 101

South and West of Hwy 128

North of Alexander Valley Road

Map Grid 2K1 all orders lifted

All areas North and East of Westside Rd.

South of Hwy. 101

West of the Russian River

Map Grid 2K2 all orders lifted

All areas west of Hwy. 101

East of the Russian River to the Windsor Town limits

North of where Windsor River Rd. dead ends, extending west to the Russian River.

Map Grid WI-A (Town of Windsor) all orders lifted

North of Windsor River Road to the northern town limit

West of Hwy 101 to the western town limit

Map Grid 4A1 all orders lifted

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GRID Map Zone-4B1 on.pdf

Sours: https://www.sonomacountygazette.com/sonoma-county-news/fires-burning-interactive-map-for-live-updates-grid-maps-to-print/
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Glass Fire Grows To Over 60K Acres; Containment Continues To Creep Up

CALISTOGA (CBS13) — The latest on the Glass Fire burning in Napa and Sonoma counties:

7:00 p.m.

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Cal Fire’s Friday evening update on the Glass Fire says the blaze has scorched 61,150 acres at 8% containment. Approximately 1,000 structures, including homes, have been destroyed or damaged. There have not been any reported deaths or injuries in the wildfire.

1:00 p.m.

Calistoga city officials sent out an alert Friday on the smoke-filled skies which could limit missions carried out by air tankers.

“A layer of heavy smoke is blanketing Calistoga this morning as the mandatory evacuation order continues to be in effect,” officials warned. “Air quality within the area remains at hazardous levels…Overnight the most active section of the fire burned up to Highway 29/Lake County Highway a couple miles above Calistoga.”

When asked about the fire conditions, Cal Fire incident manager Billy See — a veteran of the recently-concluded firefight with the now contained CZU Lightning Complex in the Santa Cruz Mountains — didn’t mince words.

“It’s going to be a big firefight for us over the next 36 hours,” he said.

While winds had calmed a bit as dawn neared Friday, the glow of fires could be seen along now closed Highway 29.

Read more at CBSSanFrancisco.com. 

8:40 a.m.

Cal Fire’s latest numbers Friday morning show that the Glass Fire has now grown to 60,148 acres.

Containment now stands at 6 percent, up slightly from what it was on Thursday.

Firefighters continued working through the night to get a handle on the flames. Crews were still battling above-average temperatures and low humidity at higher elevations, while downed trees and dry vegetation are continuing to threaten fire lines.

Several new evacuations were ordered in Napa County on Thursday.

Previous day’s updates below:

2:31 p.m.

A new immediate evacuation order has been given due to the Glass Fire in Napa County.

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Per Cal Fire, people in the following areas should evacuate:

All areas of Napa County north of Calistoga City limits between Highway 128, Sonoma County line and Highway 29.

All addresses on both sides of Highway 29 between Calistoga City limits and the Lake County line.

All addresses on Old Lawley Toll Road.

12:31 p.m.

Gov. Gavin Newsom is out touring the damage left by the Glass Fire in Napa County on Thursday.

The governor again cited climate change as the reason California is facing historically extreme wildfires.

“We’re dealing with extremes that scientists had predicted,” Newsom said while fielding some questions from reporters.

Newsom is also meeting with residents impacted by the Glass Fire on Thursday.

At least 107 homes in Napa County have been destroyed so far in the Glass Fire, according to Cal Fire’s latest numbers. Another 36 homes have been destroyed in Sonoma County.

8:39 a.m.

The Glass Fire continues to grow, but containment has also started to creep up.

As of Thursday morning, Cal Fire reports that the wildfire had grown to 56,781 acres. Containment was now up to 5 percent.

A total of 248 structures have been destroyed in the Glass Fire, according to Cal Fire’s latest numbers. Another 144 structures have been damaged.

More high temperatures and extreme conditions were forecasted for Thursday as firefighters prepared for the worst. Gusty, hot breezes are predicted to push the fire – already weaving a destructive path through wine country – on a wind-driven march toward Pope Valley in an area not touched by a wildfire on at least 70 years, Cal Fire officials warned.

The National Weather Service said a Heat Advisory was in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, with increased fire risk in the North Bay Mountains and the Santa Lucia Mountains. A Red Flag Warning was also in effect from 1 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday.

According to the EPA’s AirNow website, air quality around the Central Valley has fallen to the red “unhealthy” tier for many places as of Thursday morning.

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The extreme conditions would add to the challenges facing firefighters Thursday, who are working in extremely difficult terrain.

Sours: https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2020/10/02/napa-glass-fire-grows-friday-updates/

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NAPA COUNTY, CA — Cal Fire crews continued battling a 64-acre vegetation fire along state Highway 128 near Lake Berryessa but residents evacuated from nine homes were allowed to return home late Tuesday afternoon. The Canyon Fire burning 16 miles east of St. Helena broke out at 1:15 p.m. Monday, according to Cal Fire's Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit. The wildland blaze started along SR-128 at Wragg Canyon Road and by 3:45 p.m., grew to 45 acres in size with no containment, Cal Fire officials said on Twitter.

Aircraft and ground crews starting gaining the upper hand early Monday evening; by 7:30 p.m., the Canyon Fire was 60-percent contained at 55 acres.

The firefight continued, and by Tuesday evening, the Canyon Fire was 85-percent contained at 64 acres, according to Bruce Lang of Cal Fire's Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit.

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No injuries have been reported and no homes have been damaged or destroyed.

Mandatory evacuation orders were lifted for nine homes in the 6500-7000 block of SR-128, according to a Napa County Office of Emergency Services Nixle alert sent at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday.

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Highway 128 has been closed from Monticello Dam to Wragg Canyon Road, but Lang said in a 7 p.m. update that the roadway has been reopened.

"Despite steep rugged terrain, fire crews made significant progress today allowing the re-population of the nine evacuated homes and opening both lanes of traffic on Hwy 128," Lang said. "Use extreme caution while driving along this section of Hwy 128 as fire equipment and personnel will remain on scene for the next few days."

A total of 160 personnel were assigned to the blaze Tuesday. Agencies assisting Cal Fire include Napa County Fire, Winters Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, Napa County Sheriff's Office and Caltrans.

Cal Fire has not yet determined what caused the wildfire.

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