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World California Fire Map, Update as Glass Fire Burns Through Napa Valley, Zogg Fire Sparks Evacuations

14:21  28 september  2020
14:21  28 september  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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More than 17,000 firefighters continue to battle 25 major wildfires in California, including several new fires that sparked Sunday, including the Glass Fire in the Napa Valley area, which has burned at least one Napa Valley winery.

The Zogg Fire, which also broke Sunday, has burned 7,000 acres and evacuation orders have been issued for multiple parts of Shasta County, according to the latest report by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

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A Red Flag Warning is in effect through Monday for much of northern California, with "gusty winds and low humidity creating critical fire weather conditions," Cal Fire noted.

"A Fire Weather Watch is in effect Monday across the Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego Mountains, Santa Clarita Valley and San Diego Valley due to gusty Santa Ana winds and low humidity. Warm temperatures persist across the state," Cal Fire added.

More than 8,100 wildfires have burned over 3.7 million acres of California this year, with 26 deaths reported and more than 7,000 structures destroyed since August 15, when the state reported elevated fire activity, according to Cal Fire's latest report.

Here are updates on some of the latest major fires across the state.

Glass Fire

  • Location: Napa County
  • Acres: 2,500.
  • Containment: 0 percent.
  • Structures threatened: 2,268.

Cal Fire and the Napa County Fire Department responded to the Glass Fire around 3:50 a.m. local time Sunday, which broke near the 200 block of North Springs Road in the Deer Park area.

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"Units arrived to an approximately 20-acre vegetation fire, with a dangerous rate of spread. By 12:50 p.m. local time the fire grew to 1200 acres and 0 percent contained. Crews have reported the fire has had short range spotting with wind driven runs. Crews overnight will be working on perimeter control, structure defense, and evacuation planning," Cal Fire noted in its latest report Sunday.

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Evacuation orders have been issued for multiple parts of Napa County in the areas west of Highway 29 from Deer Park Road to Elmhurst and all of Spring Mountain Road.

Evacuation warnings are in place for the east side of Silverado Trail from Howell Mountain Road South to Taplin Road and all roads in between, Howell Mountain Road from the Silverado Trail to Old Howell Mountain Road and all roads in between, as well as Conn Valley Road from Howell Mountain Road to the dead end and all roads in between, Cal Fire confirmed.

See Cal Fire's full report for details on all evacuations and road closures.

Two additional blazes (the Shady Fire and the Boysen Fire), which are believed to be spot fires from the Glass Fire, sparked on St. Helena Road at the border of Napa and Sonoma counties, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

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"Westbound traffic towards Santa Rosa on Highway 12 is gridlocked," the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office noted in a Twitter post Monday.

Evacuation orders have been issued for Sonoma County in zones 3G1, 3G2 and 3G3. Cal Fire warned there is an "immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is fully closed to public access."

Additional evacuation orders have been issued in zones 6A1, 6B1 and 6B2, while an evacuation warning is in place in zone 6A2, following multiple fires on Los Alamos Road and St Helena Road, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office confirmed. See the Sonoma County Emergency website for more information.

Evacuation warnings are in place for parts of the Summerfield, Spring Lake and Northeast/Middle Rincon areas in Santa Rosa, the Santa Rosa Police Department confirmed. See the Emergency and Preparedness Information website of the city of Santa Rosa for details.

Zogg Fire

  • Location: Shasta County.
  • Acres: 7,000.
  • Containment: unreported at this time.

Evacuation orders have been issued following the Zogg Fire, located at Zogg Mine Road and Jenny Bird Lane, north of the Igo community, Cal Fire confirmed in its latest report Sunday.

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The orders are in effect across all areas south of South Fork Road and Zogg Mine Road, and south along the Gas Point corridor, including for all residents from the area along Gas Point Road to Foster Drive and from Platina Road West to the Tehama County line.

Residents are advised to evacuate eastbound Highway 36 to a collection point at Holiday Market on Gas Point Road in the Cottonwood area.

Road closures are in effect on SR-36 at Bowman Road, Muletown Road and Placer Street, Gaspoint Road and Foster Road, as well as Clear Creek Road and Cloverdale Road, Cal Fire confirmed in a post on its official Twitter account.

August Complex Fire

  • Location: Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity, Lake counties.
  • Acres: 873,120.
  • Containment: 43 percent.
  • Structures threatened: 8,913.

The West Zone of the fire has burned 104,877 acres, with 65 percent contained, according to the latest report Sunday by Cal Fire.

"Winds are predicted to come out of the north/north east at 15 to 20 mph, gusting to 40 mph on exposed areas and ridgetops. Extreme fire behavior is possible where the predicted weather conditions align with terrain," Cal Fire noted Sunday.

Over in the South Zone of the fire, "critical burning conditions exist as fuels are exposed to hot and dry conditions with increasing wind. Moderate burning potential for growth as northeasterly winds set in for the next two days," according to the latest report Sunday by the Incident Information System of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).

In the North Zone, the fire near Red Mountain was reported to be progressing toward fire control lines. Firing operations on the Ruth side of South Fork Mountain were reported to be complete, while firing operations from South Fork Mountain down to Highway 36 resumed Sunday to the east of Forest Glen, the NWCG report confirmed.

IN IMAGES. California: "Glass Fire" ravages wine region

 IN IMAGES. California: Video: California: Napa Valley vineyards still in flames (AFP) Your browser does not support this video The fires underway in the north of this state killed four people, affected vineyards and devastated nearly 21,000 hectares that went up in smoke. © JOSH EDELSON / AFP The The "Glass Fire" continues to ravage the Napa Valley wine region in California, United States. Further evacuations have been ordered as firefighters race against time.

New evacuation orders and warnings have been issued for parts of Mendocino, Trinity and Humboldt counties. See Cal Fire's full report for details.

Bobcat Fire

  • Location: Los Angeles County.
  • Acres: 114,103.
  • Containment: 65 percent.

The fire activity of the Bobcat Fire was reported to be limited to "mainly smoldering and creeping where heat exists within containment lines, should stay nearly within existing footprint," according to the latest NWCG report Monday.

The main fire progression was reported to be heading in a northeast direction, with little growth expected (between 500-1000 acres to contingency line). A little movement was also reported to be possible west of Waterman Mountain, the latest NWCG report confirmed Monday.

"A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 0500-1700 PDT. Abnormally hot and very dry conditions will persist through the remainder of the work week leading to near critical fire weather conditions each day," the report noted.

Creek Fire

  • Location: Fresno and Madera counties.
  • Acres: 302,870.
  • Containment: 39 percent.
  • Structures threatened: 4,576.

The North Zone of the fire remained active Sunday "in areas where wind and topography aligned" and "continued to creep and flare up as it entered pockets of available fuels," according to the latest report Sunday by the NWCG.

Active fire activity is expected in the Norris Lake, Cora Creek, Little Shuteye Peak areas and south of Whisky Falls, the report added.

Over in the South Zone, "the fire continues to have group torching and short range spotting. The remainder of the fire has heavy material smoldering and making short runs in the interior islands.

"The north end of the fire will continue to burn to the south of Mount Tom. The fire progression will slow as fuels become reduced in the high higher elevation rock. The fire will continue to progress towards Florence Lake and the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness. The rest of the fire will continue to smolder in the heavy fuels," the NWCG said.

Evacuation orders have been lifted in multiple parts of Fresno County. See Cal Fire's full report for details.

Other major fires

  • North Complex Fire in Butte, Plumas, Yuba counties: 305,188 acres; 78 percent contained.
  • Slater/Devil Fires in Siskiyou County: 154,102 acres; 38 percent contained.
  • SQF Complex Fire in Tulare County: 150,266 acres; 49 percent contained.
  • Red Salmon Complex Fire in Humboldt County: 111,012 acres; 31 percent contained.

For the latest up-to-date information on these fires and others in the state, visit the Cal Fire website.

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IN IMAGES. California: "Glass Fire" ravages wine region .
Video: California: Napa Valley vineyards still in flames (AFP) Your browser does not support this video The fires underway in the north of this state killed four people, affected vineyards and devastated nearly 21,000 hectares that went up in smoke. © JOSH EDELSON / AFP The The "Glass Fire" continues to ravage the Napa Valley wine region in California, United States. Further evacuations have been ordered as firefighters race against time.

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