Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Tuesday, Sept. 29, and yes, there is actually a presidential debate this evening. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
A familiar pattern
A chaotic wildfire that has already burned dozens of homes, destroyed wineries and forced about 68,000 people to evacuate continued to burn across Wine Country overnight.
Three wildfires that broke out on the east and west sides of St. Helena on Sunday spread quickly through extremely dry grasslands and merged into the Glass Fire by Monday morning. The fire has charred more than 36,000 acres and was not contained at all as of Monday afternoon. The city of Calistoga is now under a mandatory evacuation order and Santa Rosa City Schools have canceled all online classes through Wednesday.
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• Here’s what we know about the Bay Area’s latest wildfire.