World Dramatic Video Shows Car Escaping California Glass Fire: 'Never Wait Til the Last Second to Evacuate'
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As the Glass Fire continues to burn in California, the Napa County Sheriff's Office has warned residents to "never wait til the last second to evacuate," with dramatic footage of an evacuation shared by a county officer driving through the affected area.
The video shared by Deputy Matt Macomber, who is among several Napa County deputies currently evacuating the area, showed a vehicle driving past flames burning along the sides of the road.
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"Glass Fire: Never wait til the last second to evacuate. This video is from Deputy Matt Macomber, one of several deputies currently evacuating parts of Napa County," the Napa County Sheriff's Office noted in a post on Twitter.
Evacuations are in place across many parts of Napa County, including for the east side of Silverado Trail from Deer Park Road to Meadowood Road and all roads in between. "This includes the Meadowood Resort. Evacuate immediately," the Napa County Sheriff's Office noted Monday on its official Twitter account.
Glass Fire: Never wait til the last second to evacuate. This video is from Deputy Matt Macomber, one of several deputies currently evacuating parts of Napa County. pic.twitter.com/YQXFirJ0aV— Napa County Sheriff's Office (@NapaSheriff) September 27, 2020
The Napa County Office of Emergency Services (OES) also noted the previous evacuation warning for the area north of Bothe State Park to Diamond Mountain Road is now a mandatory evacuation order. "Highway 29 is closed to through traffic between Lincoln Ave and Deer Park Road," the OES noted.
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An evacuation warning has been issued west of Highway 29 to Petrified Forest Road to the county line, as well as between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail from Dunaweal Lane to Lincoln Avenue, the OES added.
New evacuation orders have also been issued from "College Avenue at Howell Mountain Road to White Cottage Road and all of Freisen Drive, including all roads west of College Avenue and Freisen Drive and all of Lommel Road," the Napa County Sheriff's Office added.
See the Napa County website for full details on the latest evacuations.
Residents have also been advised to "take a moment to listen to our Hi-Lo Siren, which is different from our regular siren. The Hi-Lo Siren is used to inform the community of evacuations. Reminder, when you hear the Hi-Lo...it's time to go!," the Napa County Sheriff's Office noted in a post on its official Twitter account.
Please take a moment to listen to our Hi-Lo Siren, which is different from our regular siren. The Hi-Lo Siren is used to inform the community of evacuations. Reminder, when you hear the Hi-Lo...it's time to go! pic.twitter.com/JK9rs5MRmV
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The Glass Fire is burning with "a dangerous rate of spread," the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection confirmed.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).— Napa County Sheriff's Office (@NapaSheriff) September 27, 2020
"When evacuating, please leave the area. Do not stop/park in turnouts to view the fire. First responders often need access to the turnouts to park emergency vehicles. Please allow first responders to do their jobs," the Napa County Sheriff's Office urged in a post on Twitter.
The Glass Fire has consumed 2,500 acres, with zero percent contained, and is burning with a "dangerous rate of spread," according to the latest report Sunday by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
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.
Over 17,000 firefighters are currently battling 25 major wildfires across California, while more than 8,100 fires have burned over 3.7 million acres of the state this year, according to the latest report Sunday by Cal Fire.
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