LARAMIE – The Albany County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday that 29 homes and 31 other structures or outbuildings have been lost to the Mullen Fire, which has grown to nearly 100,000 acres.
It was first significant damage assessment for structures conducted by firefighting personnel since the blaze erupted Sept. 17 in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest about 40 west of Laramie and just southwest of Centennial.
The sheriff’s office contacted all 38 property owners after the damage assessment was made in lower Keystone, Lake Creek and Foxborough.
“On behalf of everyone working this fire, our thoughts go out to those who lost homes and property,” stated a sheriff’s office press release.
The statement added that if there is further damage to property, additional assessment and notifications will be made. Additionally, the sheriff’s office has received a lot of questions about when owners will be allowed to go see their property.
SONOMA COUNTY, CA — The Glass Fire continued to grow Tuesday in Napa and Sonoma counties, engulfing 46,600 acres by 7 p.m. with 2 percent containment.
“Firefighters continue to focus on structure defense in both Sonoma and Napa Countiestoday while also building and reinforcing containment lines,” Cal Fire’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit said in an evening update. “Changing winds led to some areas of increased fire activity. Some evacuations in the City of Santa Rosa were downgraded. Firefighters will continue to aggressively fight the fire overnight. Aircraft operations were inhibited by smoky conditions and poor visibility. Hot dry weather is anticipated over the next several days.”
Some 22,310 structures remain threatened by the Glass, Shady and Boysen fires burning in the two North San Francisco Bay Area counties. Cal Fire confirmed at least 52 residences have been destroyed by the blaze in Napa County, while 28 homes have been lost in Sonoma
The Glass Fire complex of wildfires burning in Napa and Sonoma counties has burned an estimated 42,560 acres and destroyed 80 homes between the two counties as of Tuesday morning, according to Cal Fire.
The blaze, which still is at 0 percent containment, started at 3:50 a.m. Sunday in Napa Valley and spread late Sunday and early Monday into Sonoma County, destroying homes on the east edge of Santa Rosa.
Along with the 80 homes destroyed — 52 in Napa County and 28 in Sonoma County — 32 other structures have been destroyed in the fire and 10,712 others remain threatened, Cal Fire officials said.
A Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service for increased fire danger in the area due to hot and windy weather expired late Monday as winds died down, but above-average temperatures are expected to remain for the rest of the week.
ST. HELENA (CBS SF) — The raging Glass Incident wildfire, comprised of the Glass, Shady and Boysen Fire, has destroyed a number of homes along the eastern edge of Santa Rosa, and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in Napa and Sonoma Counties. The fire has also consumed at least one winery, and threatened at least a dozen other well-known vintners.
The Glass Incident has tripled in size from overnight Monday to Monday afternoon, exploding to 36,236 acres with zero percent containment, Cal Fire Division Chief Ben Nicholls said at a 5 p.m press conference Monday.
The fire burned homes in Deer Park, jumping over Silverado Trail, and forcing thousands from their wine country homes including neighborhoods in St. Helena and Calistoga. Burning homes were also reported in Oakmont, a retirement community with 5,000 residents along state Highway 12, and in the Skyhawk and Mountain Hawk
PHOENIX (AP) — Firefighters were working Monday to get a grip on a wildfire north of Phoenix that has destroyed several structures, including four homes.
The blaze, which was first reported Friday afternoon in the Tonto National Forest, has grown to more than 19 square miles (49 square kilometers) with zero containment.
Forest officials said the wildfire is burning in grass and brush. But four homes, 10 outbuildings and several cars have been destroyed, according to fire spokeswoman Susan Blake. One of the homes that burned down was near a spring called Honeymoon Seep.
Some residents who evacuated were leaving summer homes. Crews continue to set backfires to help protect structures and other assets near Cave Creek. Firefighters are focused on suppressing flames on the fire’s northern side. They have already done some burn-out operations on the south side.
Those in the area can expect to see more