California wildfire destroys over 550 homes as fire crews increase containment, ‘turned the corner’

A wildfire burning in Northern California’s famed wine country has now destroyed over 550 homes, but officials said Monday they were hopeful as containment of the blaze increased overall.

Cal Fire said as of Tuesday morning the Glass Fire that’s burning in Napa and Sonoma counties has scorched some 66,840 acres and is now 50% contained.

“We have turned the corner on the fire as a whole,” Cal Fire division chief Ben Nicholls said during a briefing in Sonoma County.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE SURPASSES 1 MILLION ACRES AS AUGUST COMPLEX DUBBED ‘MEGAFIRE’

Over 2,700 fire personnel are involved in the battle against the blaze, with some 408 fire engines deployed in the fight against the two-county blaze, according to the agency.

“We are the priority for the state here,” Nicholls said Monday.

In this Sept. 28, 2020, file photo, houses leveled by the Glass Fire are viewed on a street in the Skyhawk neighborhood of Santa Rosa, Calif.

In this Sept. 28, 2020, file photo, houses leveled by the Glass Fire are viewed on a street in

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Bank, Pizza Building For Sale In Coolidge Corner For $15M

BROOKLINE, MA — If you’re looking to get into the business of owning a commercial building in town, and have an extra $15 million you’ve got nothing better to do with, here’s an option that just came on the market. The building that’s hope to Webster Bank and Ottos Pizza is for sale.

The realtor notes it’s got “tremendous development potential,” in the listing. That’s likely not exactly music to the ears of many North Brookline residents, as the area is set to see a more construction in the years to come.

Check out what the realtor has to say about it:

  • Address: 297 Harvard St, Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Price: $15,000,000
  • Square Feet: 8, 208
  • Bathrooms: 0 Baths
  • Features: 297 Harvard Street is an irreplaceable boutique retail asset and transit-oriented development opportunity in the heart of Coolidge Corner, Brookline, Massachusetts. The prominent 8, 208 square foot single-story building is 100% occupied
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Freehold corner residential shophouse at Everton Road for sale

Freehold corner residential shophouse at Everton Road for sale by Expression of Interest

A freehold conservation shophouse at 9 Everton Road (the “Property”), has been put up for sale via an Expression of Interest exercise by Cushman & Wakefield, the appointed exclusive marketing agent.

freehold corner residential shophouse

Image: Cushman & Wakefield

The freehold corner residential shophouse is a charming two-storey corner shophouse with an attic, in the Blair Plain Conservation Area which sits on a land area of 2,023 sq ft and has a built-up area of approximately 4,000 sq ft.

The site of the freehold corner residential shophouse is zoned residential under the 2019 Master Plan and it is within the prime District 2. The Outram Park MRT Station and the upcoming Cantonment MRT Station are located less than 600m away from the freehold corner residential shophouse. The area was historically a residential area for wealthy businessmen

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