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World California wildfire triples in size as Glass Fire rages through Napa, Sonoma counties

17:12  29 september  2020
17:12  29 september  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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An explosive wildfire that's spurred mass evacuations in California's wine country has tripled in size, but officials are hoping better weather conditions on Tuesday will allow them to get a handle on the blaze.

Cal Fire said Monday night the Glass Fire that's raging through Napa and Sonoma counties has tripled in size, burning at least 36,236 acres while remaining 0% contained.

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Firefighters tried to extinguish fires raging in the Skyhawk community in Sonoma 's Santa Rosa, with houses, constructions, and vehicles seen burned and damaged by the flames. Tens of thousands of locals in Napa and Sonoma counties have reportedly been left without power due to the Glass Fire

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"The fire has expanded into Sonoma County at a dangerous rate of spread," the agency said.

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As of Monday night, officials said that 113 structures have been destroyed and over 8,500 are threatened by the blaze, which began on Sunday and quickly spread.

Three fires merged and scorched through vineyards and mountains into eastern parts of Santa Rosa. Some 70,000 people are under evacuation orders, including the entire 5,000-plus population of Calistoga in Napa County.

Cal Fire shared a video of what the fire looks like from the air from the north end of the blaze just northwest of the town of Angwin.

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said that as of 10 p.m. Monday, over 33,800 people have been evacuated from their homes and another 12,624 are under warning status.

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In Sonoma and Napa counties , where the rapidly expanding Glass fire broke out over the weekend, more than 53,000 people were under orders to The Glass fire engulfed the Chateau Boswell Winery and the Black Rock Inn in St Helena and multiple homes in the city of Santa Rosa, the San Francisco

Two fast-moving wildfires in Northern California , the Zogg Fire in Shasta County and the Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma Counties , prompted evacuation orders for The Glass Fire burned through several homes in the Skyhawk neighborhood of Santa Rosa.Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times.

"Although we don’t have a specific number, we know there have been home losses in the burn areas and our collective hearts go out to all who have lost their homes in the fire thus far," the sheriff's office said.

But officials said Monday that deputies trying to get people to leave Sunday night as the fire spread encountered resistance from those weary of evacuating.

Sonoma County Sgt. Juan Valencia told KTVU-TV there have been a few people who stayed behind and might have been burned in some areas.

“When you do get that Nixle [alert] and you hear the high-low siren and the knock on the door from law enforcement telling you it's time to leave, it's time to leave,” Valencia said.

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Those who have been forced from their homes have described major traffic jams as thousands head to safety.

Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin, who lives in the Oakmont area of Santa Rosa, told the Associated Press it took her nearly two hours of crawling along a jammed road to reach safety. She saw three neighboring houses in flames as she fled.

“We’re experienced with that,” she said of the fires. “Once you lose a house and represent thousands of folks who’ve lost homes, you become pretty fatalistic that this is a new way of life and, depressingly, a normal way of life, the megafires that are spreading throughout the West.”

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Utility Pacific Gas and Electric said 37,000 customers were without power in the areas of the fire by Monday evening. In Napa County, there were 288 customers whose power had been intentionally cut as a public safety power shutoff while the rest were caused by fires.

The blaze has engulfed the Chateau Boswell Winery in St. Helena and at least one five-star resort in the famed Napa Valley region.

In the forested northern part of the state, more than 1,200 people were evacuated in Shasta County for the Zogg Fire.

Three people have died in that fire, Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini said Monday. He gave no details but urged people who receive evacuation orders: “Do not wait."

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California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in three counties -- Napa, Sonoma and Shasta -- because of both blazes.

Fire officials said late Monday that winds were calming along fire lines for the Glass Fire, which left fire crews “much more confident," according to Cal Fire division chief Ben Nicholls.

"The smoky skies that we're under is a sign that there's not a lot of wind," he said at an evening press briefing.

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The Glass Fire is one of nearly 30 wildfires burning around California and the National Weather Service warned that hot, dry conditions with strong Santa Ana winds could remain a fire danger in Southern California into Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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