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Glass fire 95% contained after burning nearly 800 homes in California’s Napa, Sonoma counties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Glass fire, a destructive wildfire that burned close to 800 homes in California’s North Bay area and forced tens of thousands to evacuate after sparking in extreme wind late last month, is almost fully contained.



a person that is lit up at night: Thomas Lo, a member of a San Jose Fire Strike Team keeps watch from the roof of an outbuilding as a slow burning section of the Glass Fire burns near a home in St. Helena, CA, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.


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Thomas Lo, a member of a San Jose Fire Strike Team keeps watch from the roof of an outbuilding as a slow burning section of the Glass Fire burns near a home in St. Helena, CA, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

With temperatures cooler, humidity higher and winds calmer, crews have made great progress in recent days, boosting containment to 95% on the nearly 67,500-acre fire, Cal Fire said in a Monday morning update.



a couple of people that are on fire: A firefighter removes items from a garage as they battle a fire at a home along Tucker Road in Calistoga, CA, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. The Glass Fire, already the fifth largest of the 23 major fires burning in the state, has engulfed 58,880 acres in the North Bay and damaged or destroyed nearly 400 buildings.


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A firefighter removes items from a garage as they battle a fire at a home along Tucker Road in Calistoga, CA, on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. The Glass Fire, already the fifth largest of the 23 major fires burning in the state, has engulfed 58,880 acres in the North Bay and damaged or destroyed nearly 400 buildings.

Cal Fire reports activity on the Glass fire is “limited” and says firefighting resources are being “demobilized,” according to a Sunday evening incident report. Fewer than 900 personnel were assigned to the incident as of then, down from well over 2,000 much of last week.

Limited evacuation orders and warnings remain in place for isolated areas within Napa and Sonoma counties, but the vast majority have been lifted, allowing residents to repopulate most of the region. Napa County is holding a virtual community recovery meeting at 4 p.m. Monday to provide residents with resources and information on how to safely return home after the fire.

The Glass fire started early in the morning on Sept. 27 as separate

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Highway 29, Silverado Trail Reopened; Firefighters Gain 82 Percent Containment; 642 Homes Destroyed In Napa, Sonoma Counties

ST. HELENA (CBS SF) — Across Wine Country a sense of normality was beginning to take grip early Saturday as major roadways closed by the threat of the Glass Fire were reopened, neighborhoods in St. Helena, Calistoga and Angwin repopulated, less smoke was visible on the horizon and utility crews were busy restoring electrical power to once evacuated homes.

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As of Saturday morning, the Glass Fire burn zone had grown to 67,484 acres with 82 percent containment, but a once promising weather front and the showers it would produce, never arrived.

“Crews experienced minimal fire behavior throughout the night on the Glass Fire,” Cal Fire said in a Saturday morning update. “These conditions consisted of creeping and smoldering fire behavior within the current perimeter.”

There were a few mandatory evacuations still in place, but the majority had been either completely lifted or reduced to warnings that allowed residents to return to their homes.

But for more than 640 families, their return home was not celebratory. Cal Fire damaged assessment teams reported as of Saturday morning, at least 642 homes had been destroyed in Sonoma and Napa counties. Another 157 homes had received some kind of damage.

Among those who lost their home was Mike Christianson and his wife, Mluz Torres. They had watched in horror as the flames engulfed their Napa County home while they were evacuating during the fire’s early hours.

“It was within five minutes, the entire side of the hill was on fire. All trees, all burning, all roaring like a jet,” he said. “And at that moment, we realized that it was time to go. So we grabbed a few things, jumped in the car.”

Others were relieved to find their homes still standing.

“You know, I thought it was going to be a

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Sales of single-family homes recorded in Sonoma County for the week of Sept. 30

One hundred and forty single-family homes sold in Sonoma County during the week of Sept. 30 ranging in price from $53,500 to $3.9 million.

Topping our list of real estate transactions for the week was 24121 Wine Country Court in Sonoma which sold for $3,900,000 on August 31 . This five bedroom, four bathroom, 4,736 square foot residence featured a gourmet kitchen with a Viking range and a Sub Zero double door refrigerator.

See what homes are selling for near you.

Annapolis

35337 Annapolis Road, $515,000

Bodega Bay

1210 Windy Lane, $680,000

1350 Bodega Ave., $740,000

2032 Sandpiper Court, $870,000

1148 Seaeagle Loop, $1,350,000

Camp Meeker

75 Woodland Ave., $380,000

5422 Lincoln Ave., $397,000

Cazadero

70 Sequoia Ridge Road, $853,000

Cloverdale

243 Red Mountain Drive, $548,000

172 Porterfield Creek Drive, $575,000

Cotati

1177 W. Railroad Ave., $750,000

105 Ward Drive, $765,000

Forestville

9449 Dell Road, $390,000

8004 Savio Lane, $428,000

8690 Trenton Road, $440,000

947 Esther Drive, $540,000

9797 Highway 116, $570,000

Glen Ellen

12305 Manzanita Lane, $447,000

13615 Arnold Drive, $762,000

Graton

8933 Bowers St., $860,000

Healdsburg

419 Grant St., $536,000

1933 N. Fitch Mountain Road, $640,000

8349 W. Dry Creek Road, $680,000

1411 Highland Circle, $970,000

3475 Dry Creek Road, $1,035,000

Kenwood

8960 Sonoma Highway, $1,272,500

1189 Lawndale Road, $2,850,000

Monte Rio

22422 Moscow Road, $625,000

Penngrove

100 Goodwin Lane, $53,500

Petaluma

509 Acadia Drive, $364,000

633 Saint Francis Drive, $507,500

71 Maria Drive, $574,000

1634 Big Bend Drive, $620,000

1009 Crinella Drive, $645,000

2192 Saint Augustine Circle, $715,000

617 Liberty St., $785,000

927 Hogwarts Circle, $800,000

504 Teton Court, $812,000

2172 Saint Augustine Circle, $840,000

250 Cambridge Lane, $859,000

1558 Henry Way, $860,000

220 Lena Lane, $1,050,000

509 Walnut St., $1,680,000

10 Bixby Court, $1,700,000

Santa Rosa

211 W. Seventh St., $315,000

658 Charles St., $322,000

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3 years later, Sonoma County Tubbs Fire survivors seek justice after contractors allegedly fail to deliver on promise to rebuild homes

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) — It has been three long years since Sonoma County’s Tubbs Fire nightmare.

It feels like yesterday to those who survived.

For a crowd gathered with signs outside the Sonoma County courthouse Friday morning, it feels more like an eternity.

“I’m still not over it. PTSD for three years, now,” said Ellen Lencher.

She and others in the crowd lost homes in the fire and money, they say, to Sal and Pam Chiaramonte.

RELATED: Santa Rosa contractor Chiaramonte Construction responds to complaints about rebuilds of homes destroyed in Tubbs Fire

The contractors from Tulare County promised to rebuild 39 houses at Central Valley prices. They did not deliver on most of them.

“And even after the time the realized they would not be able to do what they promised, they continued to take money from people,” said attorney Richard Freeman, who represents many of the victims in a civil suit.

Friday’s scheduled court appearance provided the first time that many of the Chiaramonte’s customers had seen the couple since signing their papers.

The contractors answered no questions.

“No we are not allowed to say anything,” said Sal Chiaramonte, though he and his wife did hear an earful.

VIDEO: ‘Two years stronger together:’ Tubbs Fire survivors reflect on firestorm anniversary

“Scumbag. You’re not even man enough to look at us,” shouted one man in the crowd.

“We’re not going away,” added another.

Elsewhere, the Santa Rosa Fire Department rang a ceremonial bell 24 times in honor of 24 lives lost that night.

More than 5,000 homes burned. Almost a quarter of them were in Coffey Park, where the Chiaramontes set up shop, as Pam told us in the spring in 2019.

RELATED: Tubbs Fire victims say contractor is not making good on their rebuilds

“We’re not some

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Sales of single-family homes recorded in Sonoma County for the week of Sept. 23

One hundred and thirty eight single-family homes sold in Sonoma County during the week of Sept. 23 ranging in price from $180,255 to $2.7 million.

Earning the highest price for the seller this week was 122 Waters Edge Close in The Sea Ranch which sold for $2,650,000 on Aug. 28. This three bedroom, three bathroom, 2,197 square foot home featured modern high-end finishes and million dollar views.

See what homes are selling for near you.

Bodega Bay

999 Seaeagle Loop, $1,390,000

887 Seaeagle Loop, $1,875,000

Calistoga

3908 Mountain Home Ranch Road, $715,000

Cloverdale

11 Rose Court, $294,000

1183 Highland Ranch Road, $525,000

101 Wallace Lane, $611,000

314 Elbridge Ave., $689,000

31301 Highway 128, $765,000

506 Venezia Way, $810,000

Forestville

11059 Terrace Drive, $460,000

8141 Grape Ave., $558,000

Guerneville

14180 Lovers Lane, $425,000

Healdsburg

229 Prune Tree Drive, $322,000

124 Paul Wittke Drive, $700,000

248 Albert Court, $995,000

373 Parkland Farms Blvd., $1,010,000

371 Bridle Path, $2,550,000

Monte Rio

20369 Highway 116, $545,000

19616 Redwood Drive, $775,000

Penngrove

237 Goodwin Ave., $875,000

Petaluma

427 Broadway St., $281,000

9 Arlington Drive, $555,000

350 Stuart Drive, $585,000

19 Burlington Drive, $665,000

2102 Willow Drive, $681,000

1501 Weaverly Drive, $690,000

445 Sutter St., $735,000

1758 Tessa Way, $805,000

1822 Mariposa Drive, $890,000

1696 Southview Drive, $949,000

711 Newcastle Court, $950,000

75 Queens Lane, $1,055,000

222 Simon Drive, $1,100,000

727 Cindy Lane, $1,100,000

105 Eighth St., $1,365,000

Rohnert Park

6060 Country Club Drive, $210,000

5323 Eunice St., $270,000

7542 Burton Ave., $287,500

4599 Heath Circle, $357,500

6075 Donna Court, $400,000

584 Anson Ave., $468,000

824 Liana Court, $636,000

5270 Country Club Drive, $687,500

1200 Hagemann Lane, $720,000

4516 Fairway Drive, $736,000

210 Fig Court, $805,000

Santa Rosa

1577 Brush Creek Road, $200,000

9 Meadowgreen Court, $430,000

3615 Princeton Drive, $440,909

937 Kingwood St., $462,500

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