Thousands of homes and a hospital have been evacuated in California’s wine country as a fast-spreading wildfire has exploded in size Monday with another day of dangerous fire conditions in a badly scorched state.
Cal Fire said the blazes, dubbed the Glass Incident, have now grown to at least 11,000 acres and remains 0% contained as it threatens neighborhoods and vineyards in Napa and Sonoma Counties, located about 75 miles north of San Francisco. The blaze started early Sunday.
“Two additional fires have started overnight and been merged with the Glass Incident,” the agency said Monday morning.
WILDFIRE ERUPTS IN CALIFORNIA’S NAPA COUNTY, EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS OVER ‘DANGEROUS RATE OF SPREAD’
The wildfire began as the Glass Fire north of St. Helena before moving at a “dangerous rate of spread.”