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US California fire destroys famed family-owned winery

03:25  29 september  2020
03:25  29 september  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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The famed 41-year-old Chateau Boswell Winery in Napa Valley, California , was destroyed during the Glass Fire on Sunday evening, according Chateau Boswell, located in in St. Helena, is known as one of just a handful of privately owned family wineries remaining in Napa Valley, according to its website.

WILDFIRES have destroyed a famous Napa Valley winery as 2,000 residents were urged to leave their homes in California . The Glass fire is now threatening about 2,200 structures as it continues to burn in Napa County. It is threatening the famous wine -growing region which has been the site of

One of California's raging wildfires has destroyed a famed family-owned winery, one of a handful left in the area.

a person that is on fire: California fire destroys famed family-owned winery © Getty Images California fire destroys famed family-owned winery

The 41-year-old Chateau Boswell Winery located in Napa Valley was consumed by the Glass Fire on Sunday evening, CBS San Francisco Bay Area reported.

The private family-owned winery in St. Helena stood along the Silverado Trail, which was under mandatory evacuation Sunday as firefighters attempted to prevent the fast-growing fire from jumping it.

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Firefighters in the US state of California battled destructive new wildfires in wine country north of San Francisco on Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already badly scorched state. The new fires erupted on Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine region and in far Northern California ’s Shasta

Signorello Estate, a family - owned winery on Napa's Silverado Trail, was destroyed in the Atlas Peak Fire . The winemaker, winemaking and vineyard teams were at the winery trying to fight the fire but retreated when it overcame the building, wrote owner and co-winemaker Ray Signorello Jr

The Glass Fire, which has reached 11,000 acres in Napa County, was 0 percent contained as of Monday morning, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

ABC7 reporter Amy Hollyfield posted the aftermath of the fire's destruction of the winery on Twitter Monday morning.

The fire ended up jumping the Silverado Trail at about 10 p.m. Sunday. Two other fires also erupted in the area on Sunday, the Boysen Fire and the Shady Fire, according to Cal Fire.

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A large region of northern California was battling the raging fires as many homes were destroyed in the inferno. The hillsides above the Davis Estates Chateau Boswell was beyond help. The winery was one of a handful of privately- owned family wineries amidst the 554 wineries in the Napa Valley.

The blaze was also threatening California 's famed Napa Valley, with at least one winery destroyed . Getty Photographer Justin Sullivan captured the blaze burning through the Chateau Boswell Winery and other structures along Silverado Trail in St Helena.

The Black Rock Inn, also in St. Helena, was ravaged by the fire, its former owner Jeff Orlik told CNN.

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Two thousand people in California 's Napa Valley wine growing area have been ordered to evacuate their homes, and another 3,000 have been told to prepare to, amid rapidly-spreading wildfires which have destroyed at least one winery .

California 's worst fire season on record is about to ramp up as a hot, dry autumn promises the possibility of even more destruction , blackouts and Photos: Wildfires burning in the West. Flames from the Hennessy Fire consume a cabin at the Nichelini Family Winery in Napa County on August 18.

Sunday's fires were not related to the Lightning Complex, which was 98 percent contained as of last week, after covering 363,220 acres.

California fires have caused tens of thousands of people to evacuate in Napa and Sonoma counties, according to CNN.

Glass fire grows nearly fourfold in a day, burning 80 homes in Napa, Sonoma counties .
The rapid spread of the 42,000-acre Glass fire has raised concerns about the fate of the wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties.The blaze had burned 46,600 acres as of Tuesday evening — nearly quadrupling in size since Monday morning — with just 2% containment.

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