Sonoma County Glass Fire Latest: 46K Acres Burned, 2% Contained

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

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Glass fire nearly quadruples in size in a day, burning 80 homes in Napa Valley

At least 80 homes have been destroyed in Napa and Sonoma counties as the Glass fire continues to rampage through California’s wine country.



a man with smoke coming out of a car: ST. HELENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: The Glass Fire in Napa County burns on a mountainside with the Beckstoffer Vinyards in the foreground on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 in St. Helena, CA. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)


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ST. HELENA, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: The Glass Fire in Napa County burns on a mountainside with the Beckstoffer Vinyards in the foreground on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 in St. Helena, CA. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)

The blaze had burned 42,560 acres as of Tuesday — nearly quadruple its size since Monday morning — and there is still no containment, according to Erick Hernandez, a public information officer with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

So far, Hernandez said, crews had confirmed that the fire destroyed 52 residences in Napa County and 28 others in Sonoma County.

Figures on how many commercial structures had been damaged or destroyed were not available Tuesday

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Glass Fire At 42K Acres, 80 Homes Destroyed Between Napa, Sonoma Counties

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.



Evacuation orders

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Bay Briefing: Glass Fire forces 68,000 people from their homes

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.

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‘Horrifying’ Glass Fire and Shady Fire burn homes, force evacuations



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