Fire crews in Angwin fight flames along Hwy 29 and save homes amid Glass Fire

ANGWIN, Calif. (KGO) — Fire crews were holding the eastern flank of the Glass Fire on Thursday night.

Bulldozers and an army of fire engines from up and down the West Coast, lined up along Highway 29 where it winds up through a forest, north of Calistoga.

“On this portion, the fire behavior is calm and the winds are in our favor,” said Kyle Breaw, who is part of a Calfire hand crew out of Santa Clara, charged with ensuring the flames don’t cross the dozer line and highway.

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“The importance of holding it,” Breaw said, “is so it doesn’t cross over and burn into a new section or burn other homes.”

South in the community of Angwin, firefighters fought back flames for a second time this week, leaving smoldering fires next

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Firefighters keeping Glass Fire from reaching homes in Angwin

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

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