ANGWIN, Calif. (KRON) — The Glass Fire exploded near the small Napa County town of Angwin, where its residents were forced to evacuate.
On Thursday morning, firefighters were on scene in the windy, remote and rugged area where they were working hard to contain the flames overnight.
Subdued to embers, officials worry that the high winds will carry embers down to the homes in Angwin, just a few miles away.
CalFire is hopeful the fire stays along the hillside. Officials had to bring in tanker trucks to refill firetrucks with water due to the terrain of the area.
Overnight view of hillside Glass Fire:
For now, firefighters are using heavy equipment to clear any dry vegetation and trees before the fire can reach it. The Glass Fire has so far destroyed 288 homes in Napa and Sonoma counties. As of Thursday morning, it over 56,000 acres and 5% contained.