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Number of homes destroyed in Glass Fire reaches 600

The number of homes swallowed by flames in the Glass Fire that has raged for more than a week Sonoma and Napa counties reached 600 Tuesday morning, and the total is expected to grow as crews continue to survey damage in burn areas.

Cal Fire reported in its Tuesday morning incident update that in Sonoma County 310 homes were destroyed and 81 damaged. In Napa County, 290 were destroyed and 72 damaged.

Weather conditions were hot and dry Monday into Tuesday morning, but winds were calm and this allowed firefighters to increase containment to 50%. The size of the burn area didn’t grow overnight and still stands at 68,840 acres.


Evacuation orders were reduced to warnings Monday for a portion of Zone 6B2 in Sonoma County (find details here). On Sunday, orders were reduced to warnings in multiple communities, including Kenwood, Oakmont and Calistoga.

Cal Fire Battalion Chief Sean Norman said in a Monday briefing that containment lines are strong in the fire’s east zone, including areas around the Highway 12 corridor, Santa Rosa and Oakmont. The steep, rugged terrain of Bear Creek Canyon in eastern Sonoma County remains an area of concern in the east zone. “That has been our Achilles’ heel on this part of the fire,” said Norman.

In Napa County, areas around Calistoga and above the Palisades going up to Highway 29 look secure, Norman said. “The fire has backed down to a lot of the agricultural in there and our troops are in there working,” he said.

The most troubling part of the fire remains in its northern tip around Mount St. Helena near the Lake County line. “When we look at this entire 65,000-acre fire, we’ve really crushed it down to just this little piece of maybe 4 miles of fire line we’re

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Santa Rosa posts damage map with homes destroyed in Glass Fire

The city of Santa Rosa released a preliminary damage assessment map showing homes that were damaged or destroyed within the city limits by the Glass Fire.

The map displays home addresses and uses a color-coded system to show the degree of damage, from green (structure is safe to live in) to red (structure is destroyed and unsafe for habitation). The county will continue to add to the map as more homes impacted by the conflagration are identified.

Find the map here.

Cal Fire said in its Sunday night incident update that ground crews have now identified 235 destroyed homes in Sonoma County and 252 in Napa County. An additional 73 homes have been damaged in Sonoma County and 64 in Napa County.


Cal Fire Assistant Chief Billy See said in a Sunday morning press briefing that 12 inspection teams are on the ground assessing burn areas and about half of the fire zone has been surveyed.

More than 21,600 structures remain threatened in Napa and Sonoma counties.

The Glass Fire east of Santa Rosa had grown to nearly 65,000 acres with 26% containment as of Sunday night. Crews expanded containment lines as the gusty conditions subsided and a red flag warning for critical fire weather expired. Evacuations orders were reduced to warnings for multiple communities including Kenwood, Oakmont and Calistoga.

But while the fire’s eastern zone came under control, its northern edge burned actively and a new evacuation order was issued for north Napa County bordered on the west by Highway 29 at Livermore Road, on the north by the Lake County Line and on the east by Aetna Mine Road. A warning is in effect for the southern edge of Lake County.

Critically dry fuel (grasses, trees and brush) and very warm and dry weather conditions are contributing to

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Fire crews in Angwin fight flames along Hwy 29 and save homes amid Glass Fire

ANGWIN, Calif. (KGO) — Fire crews were holding the eastern flank of the Glass Fire on Thursday night.

Bulldozers and an army of fire engines from up and down the West Coast, lined up along Highway 29 where it winds up through a forest, north of Calistoga.

“On this portion, the fire behavior is calm and the winds are in our favor,” said Kyle Breaw, who is part of a Calfire hand crew out of Santa Clara, charged with ensuring the flames don’t cross the dozer line and highway.

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“The importance of holding it,” Breaw said, “is so it doesn’t cross over and burn into a new section or burn other homes.”

South in the community of Angwin, firefighters fought back flames for a second time this week, leaving smoldering fires next to days old burn scars.

“What we’ve had here today, what we’ve experienced on several fires this year is an area burns through what we call a dirty burn, where you have a lot of burned areas, but also a lot of unburned areas. The change in the wind and remaining high heat allows for the fire to come back through a second time,” said Acting Vallejo Fire Captain, Kevin Brown.

Brown says a team of fire crews stopped flames, which raced up an overgrown hill Thursday, alongside a winery on Bell Canyon Road.

“We’ve been working down in this drainage for hours. Fire was gaining steam as it made that uphill run towards us.”

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Brown says their crew called for air support, which saved the property along with hours of chainsaw and yard

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Glass Fire rips through more of Wine Country Thursday night

Firefighters stood guard outside some of the country’s most renowned vineyards and the homes that surround them Thursday night as the Glass Fire continued to encroach on the communities of Calistoga and St. Helena — the heart of California’s famed Wine Country.

The blaze had engulfed 60,148 acres by Friday morning, burning most actively in the hills north of Calistoga and east of St. Helena. At least one home outside St. Helena was among the 220 residences to have burned down. A house on the 1300 block of Tucker Road was “fully involved,” late Thursday night according to Cal Fire, and had flames jetting out windows of both its two stories.

  • CALISTOGA, CA – OCTOBER 2: Firefighters battle a fire at a home along Tucker Road in Calistoga, Calif., 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. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

  • CALISTOGA, CA – OCTOBER 2: Firefighters battle a fire at a home along Tucker Road in Calistoga, Calif., 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. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

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  • CALISTOGA, CA – OCTOBER 2: A home along Tucker Road burns in Calistoga, Calif., 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. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

  • CALISTOGA, CA – OCTOBER 2: Firefighters battle a fire

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