28 Homes Lost, 42K Acres Burned

SONOMA COUNTY, CA — The Glass Fire continued to grow overnight in Napa and Sonoma counties, engulfing 42,650 acres by Tuesday morning with zero containment, Cal Fire said in a morning update.



a fire truck is parked on the side of a road: Redwood City firefighters take a break as they mop up hot spots Monday at homes that were destroyed by the Glass Incident Fire in Santa Rosa.


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Redwood City firefighters take a break as they mop up hot spots Monday at homes that were destroyed by the Glass Incident Fire in Santa Rosa.

Some 10,712 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 28 residences have been destroyed by the blaze in Sonoma County, while at least 52 homes have been lost in Napa County.

“CAL FIRE’S unified team is actively engaged in a coordinated response to take suppressive action on the Glass Fire, which has been split into two zones to effectively provide a response for the communities at risk,” officials with the state agency said.

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“The Red Flag Warning was rescinded last night but above average temperatures will continue this week. Evacuation Orders are still in place for multiple communities within Napa and Sonoma Counties.”

A state of emergency was declared for the two counties Monday by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who also requested a presidential major disaster declaration in order to bolster response to the Glass Incident and other destructive wildfires across the state.

The Glass Fire sparked early Sunday in the Deer Park area of Napa County and moved west amid red flag weather conditions, forcing thousands of Sonoma Valley and Santa Rosa residents to flee their homes.

Sonoma County officials said 68,000 residents were under mandatory evacuation orders Monday, with at least six evacuation shelters operating, including at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma and at the Petaluma Veteran’s Building.



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