Fire at a glance (numbers)

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Cold, Sonoma–Lake Napa Unit, Cal Fire. Seven miles west of Winters, CA. Chaparral and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Road and area closures in effect.

August 11, 2016 at 8:01 AM

Road Closures:  
Thompson Valley Road is closed at Highway 128.

Firefighters continue to patrol the fire.

August 7, 2016 at 8:50 AM

Firefighters continue to make good progress building and reinforcing containment lines.

Highway 128 is open with no restrictions.

Thompson Valley Road at Highway 128 is still closed.

August 5, 2016 at 8:30 PM

One lane of Highway 128 is open with pilot vehicle traffic control in place. Thompson Valley Road is closed at Highway 128.

Crews continue to construct and improve containment lines.

Cold Fire Community Meeting Scheduled:

On Saturday, August 6th , 2016 at 3:00 p.m. CAL FIRE, in cooperation with the Winters Fire Department, will be hosting a community meeting at the City of Winters Public Safety Facility.

City of Winters Public Safety Facility
700 Main Street
Winters, CA 95694

Representatives from multiple agencies assigned to the Cold Fire will be on-hand to provide information, discuss the evacuation process and answer questions. If you have questions about the meeting or fire, please call the Fire Information Line at (925) 588-6696.

August 5, 2016 at 3:29 PM

All aircraft have returned to the helibase due to the drone incursion in Division Alpha.

August 5, 2016 at 3:23 PM

Drone incident reported, all aircraft off the fire now. Drone reportedly came in from the Lake Berryessa side.

August 5, 2016 at 8:22 AM

Crews continue to construct and improve containment lines. Repopulation of the Golden Bear Estates Community. CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 6 is now in command of the fire.

Evacuation:   Evacuation order were lifted at 0800 (Aug 4)  for Golden Bear Estates.  Canyon Creek Campground are still closed.

Evacuation Center:  Closed

Road Closures:  Hard road closure at Highway 128 and Pleasants Valley Rd. as well as Highway 128 and Markley Cove.

August 3, 2016 at 9:43 PM

Limited and difficult access continue to plague firefighters. Aircraft and ground resources concentrated on the north end of the fire while working to hold fire lines along and off of the Hwy 128 corridor. The predicted south winds did develop late in the afternoon causing the fire to spot over the line in the northwest section of the fire. Ground crews as well as aircraft continue to work aggressively to extinguish the slop over. This goes to show the volatility of this fire and the potential for growth that might occur.

August 3, 2016 at 8:06 AM

Cold Fire, west of Winters in Yolo County as seen from Kelsey last night around 7pm. Photo courtesy Ramon Fliek

The fire’s growth slowed overnight as winds decreased. The fire is burning in grass and oak woodlands with limited access and difficult access.  As the fire continues to progress, PG&E high voltage lines remain threatened along the Hwy 128 corridor.

Cooperating Agencies: Napa County Fire Department, Winters FPD, Dixon FPD, Vacaville FPD, North Bay Incident Management Team, CHP, Napa SO, Solano SO, Yolo SO

Engines: 86
Fire Crews: 24
Helicopters: 8
Air Tankers: 6
Water Tenders: 5
Bulldozers: 9
Total Personnel: 700

August 2, 2016 at 10:38 PM

CAL FIRE photo

The fire continues to burn to the northeast in grass and oak woodlands. The fire is wind and terrain driven with difficult access. Ground resources will continue to be used through the night.

Evacuations: Mandatory – Canyon Creek Campground, Golden Bear Estates

Evacuation Center: Winters Public Safety Center, Winters, 700 Main Street.

Napa County Fire Department, Winters FPD, Dixon FPD, Vacaville FPD, North Bay Incident Management Team, CHP, Napa SO, Solano SO, Yolo SO are assisting CAL FIRE LNU.

August 2, 2016 at 6:08 PM

Photo by Barry Parker

Evacuations for Canyon Creek Resort and a road closure at Hwy128 / Pleasants Valley Rd. Significant resource request for extended attack. This has potential for a major incident depending on weather.

Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT) has been assigned to the fire and is dropping retardant.