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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Glass, Napa County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: LNU
  • Size (acres): 67,484
  • Percent Contained: 82%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 20, 2020
  • Personnel: 1,421
  • Structures Destroyed: 1,520

Glass, Sonoma-Lake Napa Unit, Cal Fire. IMT 1 (Cal Fire Team 3). Thirteen miles northwest of Napa, CA. Tall grass, brush and timber. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Several communities and infrastructure threatened. Evacuations, area, road and trail closures in effect.

October 10, 2020 at 10:22 AM

Crews experienced minimal fire behavior throughout the night on the Glass Fire. These conditions consisted of creeping and smoldering fire behavior within the current perimeter. The damage inspection has been completed, and numbers reflected in the fact sheet are final.

October 9, 2020 at 7:22 AM

Crews experienced minimal fire behavior on the Glass Fire throughout the night. These conditions consisted of creeping and smoldering fire behavior within the current perimeter.

October 8, 2020 at 7:53 PM

Fire activity on the Glass Fire today was limited to smoldering, heavy fuels and interior islands with isolated heat signatures. These conditions consisted of creeping and smoldering within the current fire perimeter. As people start returning home, be vigilant that emergency crews are still working in the area

October 7, 2020 at 7:22 AM

Crews experienced minimal fire behavior throughout the night. These conditions consisted of creeping and smoldering within the current fire perimeter.

Aggressive mopup and tactical patrol continue in areas where the fire’s forward progress has stopped. As people start returning home, be vigilant that emergency crews are still working in the area.

October 6, 2020 at 8:53 AM

Crews fighting the Glass Fire experienced moderate fire behavior throughout the night due to poor humidity recovery and above average temperatures at the higher elevations.

Aggressive mop up and tactical patrol continue in areas where the fire’s forward progress has stopped. Heavy dead and down fuels continue to threaten the fire line.

As people start returning home, be vigilant that emergency crews are still working in the area.

  • A local assistance center in Napa County is open at Napa County Health and Human Services campus: 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building A, Napa, CA 94558.
  • A local assistance center in Sonoma County is open in the City of Santa Rosa: Maria Carillo High School 6975 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95409

October 5, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Overnight, the Glass Fire burned actively due to poor humidity and above average temperatures. Aggressive mop up and tactical patrol continue in areas where the fire’s forward progress has stopped. Crews are working aggressively to construct and reinforce existing control lines. As people start returning home, be vigilant that emergency crews are still working in the area. A local assistance center opens today, Monday, October 5 at Napa County Health and Human Services campus: 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building A, Napa, CA 94558.

October 4, 2020 at 10:19 AM

An evacuation warning has been upgraded to an evacuation order for the areas of Northern Napa County bordered on the west by Highway 29 at the Robert Louis Stevenson trailhead, the north by Livermore Road, the east by Aetna Mine Road, and the existing evacuation orders to south.

New road closures have been issued for:

Pope Valley Road between Pope Valley Cross Road and Aetna Springs Road

Highway 29 between the Lake County Line and Deer Park Road.
Evacuation centers are open at Crosswalk Community Church, 2590 First Street in Napa and Napa Valley College at 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway in Napa.

October 4, 2020 at 9:49 AM

The Glass Fire continues to actively burn across Napa and Sonoma Counties due to windy conditions, with slope and topographic driven runs. Critically low fuel moisture, very warm and dry weather conditions are contributing to very active fire behavior. Aggressive mop up and tactical patrol continues in areas where the fire’s forward progress has stopped. Crews are working aggressively to construct and reinforce existing control lines. As people start returning home, be vigilant that emergency crews are still working in the area.

October 3, 2020 at 7:20 PM

The Glass Fire continues to actively burn across Napa and Sonoma Counties due to windy conditions, with slope and topographic driven runs. Critically low fuel moisture, very warm and dry weather conditions are contributing to very active fire behavior. Aggressive mop up and tactical patrol continues in areas where the fire’s forward progress has stopped. Crews are working aggressively to construct and reinforce existing control lines.

October 3, 2020 at 12:42 PM

The Glass Fire burned actively throughout the night due to low humidity and above average temperatures at the higher elevations.

Overnight, crews experienced active fire behavior that included slope-driven runs, flanking, and single tree torching. Downed trees and other dry fuels continue to threaten the fire line.

October 2, 2020 at 7:27 AM

It was a very active night for firefighters on the Glass Fire. Temperatures at higher elevations remained above average, and humidity is still low.

Downed trees, and dried vegetation made it difficult for firefighters and threatened the fire line.

Fuel moisture in all fuels are at critical levels resulting in 100% consumption. These conditions are continuing to challenge control efforts.

October 1, 2020 at 7:24 PM

The Glass Fire burned actively throughout the day. Flames made intense runs, and aligned with the topography. There was spotting up to one mile.

Fire activity is expected to increase as the Red Flag Warning takes effect across the region. Winds are blowing from the northwest, and the fire area is experiencing near-record temperatures and very low humidity.

October 1, 2020 at 11:15 AM

Low humidity and above average temperatures allowed the Glass Fire to burn actively throughout the night. Crews continue to work on structure defense while building and reinforcing containment lines. Today northwest winds will increase, bringing elevated fire weather.

Evacuation:

Napa County Evacuation Informationhttps://local.nixle.com/napa-county-oes/

City of Calistoga Evacuation Informationhttps://local.nixle.com/city-of-calistoga/

Sonoma County Evacuation Informationhttps://local.nixle.com/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office/l

Santa Rosa Evacuation Informationhttps://local.nixle.com/santa-rosa-police-department/

Evacuation Shelters:

Napa County Evacuation Center

  • Cross Walk Church: 2590 First Street, Napa, CA

Petaluma

  • Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (Room for parked cars and RV’s) 175 Fairgrounds Drive
  • Petaluma Veteran’s Memorial Building(Shelter and TEP) 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South
  • Petaluma Community Center (Limited Space Available) : 320 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
  • Rohnert Park: Sonoma State University (Congregate shelter and non-congregate dorms with non-congregate dorm priority given to COVID-vulnerable residents) Parking Lot G, Gymnasium, 1801 East Cotati Avenue

Santa Rosa

  • A Place to Play (Temporary Evacuation Point) 2375 West 3rd Street
  • Finley Community Center (Must pre-screen at a TEP prior to admitting) 2060 W College Avenue
  • Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building (Shelter and TEP) 1351 Maple Avenue

Sonoma

  • Sonoma Raceway (Temporary Evacuation Point, car sheltering and camping) 29355 Arnold Dr

September 30, 2020 at 7:40 PM

The Glass Fire in Sonoma and Napa Counties continued to burn actively throughout the day. Crews are working on structure defense while building and reinforcing containment lines. Extremely dry fuels combined with warmer and drier weather has allowed short range spotting. Hot and dry weather is anticipated over the next several days.

Threats to structures, multiple communities, critical infrastructure, including educational institutions, Bell Canyon Reservoir, Saint Helena water treatment, Santa Rosa water supply facilities, Sonoma Valley water pumping stations, major power transmission lines, natural gas pipelines, CAL FIRE, and medical facilities, and critical wildlife habitats.

September 30, 2020 at 11:09 AM

At approximately 11:45 p.m. on Sunday September 27, 2020, two firefighters assigned to the Glass Incident were involved in a fire shelter deployment. The firefighters were working on an active portion of the fire in Napa County when intense fire conditions, fueled by gusty off-shore winds, forced them to take refuge in their fire shelters (aluminized cloth tents that offer protection by reflecting radiant heat and providing a volume of breathable air). The two firefighters were evaluated by emergency medical professionals at scene and it was determined they were uninjured. Several transport support vehicles were damaged.

September 30, 2020 at 10:08 AM

The fire burned actively throughout the night due to low humidity and above average temperatures. Crews experienced active fire behavior, and continue to focus on structure defense in both Sonoma and Napa Counties while building and reinforcing containment lines. Heavy dead and down fuels continue to threaten the fire line. Hot dry weather is anticipated over the next several days.

A new evacuation warning has been issued west of Highway 29 from Whitehall Lane to Madrona, including areas within the city of St. Helena and all residences on Whitehall Lane.

A new evacuation warning has been issued between Silverado Trail and Highway 29 from Zinfandel Lane to Larkmead Lane, including areas within the city of St. Helena.

All other evacuation warnings and orders remain in effect.

September 29, 2020 at 9:02 AM

CAL FIRE’S unified team is actively engaged in a coordinated response to take suppressive action on the Glass Fire, which has been split into 2 zones to effectively provide a response for the communities at risk.

The Red Flag Warning was rescinded last night but above average temperatures will continue this week. Evacuation Orders are still in place for multiple communities within Napa and Sonoma Counties.

September 28, 2020 at 9:12 PM

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 3 is now in Unified Command with Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and Napa County Sheriff’s Office. Two additional fires have been merged with the Glass Incident. Crews have reported the fire has had short-range spotting with wind-driven runs. Above average temperatures continue with very minimal humidity recovery tonight. The fire has expanded into Sonoma County at a dangerous rate of spread.

Evacuation orders remain in place. Threats exist to structures, endangered species, critical infrastructure including educational institutions, Bell Canyon Reservoir, Saint Helena water treatment, CAL FIRE stations, and medical facilities.

The City of Calistoga in coordination with the County of Napa has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the entire City. Stay tuned to City and County Nixle alerts for additional information. Current open evacuation routes include Route 29 South and North, and 128 North. If seeking shelter at a County Evacuation facility please proceed to Crosswalk Church at 2590 First Street, Napa or Napa Valley College at 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, Napa.

September 28, 2020 at 7:25 AM

Two additional fires have started overnight and been merged with the Glass Incident. Crews have reported the fire has had short-range spotting with wind driven runs. A red flag warning is in effect through today for strong and gusty offshore winds, low humidity, and dry fuels. The fire has been burning at a dangerous rate of spread and has expanded into Sonoma County.

Evacuation Orders:

Napa County Evacuation Information: https://local.nixle.com/napa-county-oes/

City of Calistoga Evacuation Information: https://local.nixle.com/city-of-calistoga/

Sonoma County Evacuation Information: https://local.nixle.com/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office/l

Santa Rosa Evacuation Information: https://local.nixle.com/santa-rosa-police-department/

Evacuation Centers:

Napa County Evacuation Center

Cross Walk Church: 2590 First Street, Napa, CA
Sonoma County Evacuation Centers

Santa Rosa

A Place to Play (Temporary Evacuation Point) 2375 West 3rd Street
Petaluma

Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds (accepting sheltering in cars and RVs. Not ready for congregant sheltering at this point.) 175 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma Veteran’s Building (Temporary Evacuation Point and shelter) 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South

Sonoma

Sonoma Raceway (Temporary Evacuation Point, car sheltering and camping) 29355 Arnold Dr
Road Closures:

For current road closure information in Napa County please visit the following link: https://t.co/bK4p5hxcwl
For current road closure information in Sonoma County please visit the following link : https://roadclosures-sonomacounty.hub.arcgis.com/

September 28, 2020 at 7:14 AM

An evacuation warning has been issued west of Highway 29 to Petrified Forest Road (county line).
An evacuation warning has been issued east of Highway 29, from Palisades Road to the Lake County line, including Old Lawley Toll Road and Livermore Road.

September 28, 2020 at 3:09 AM

September 28, 2020 at 1:57 AM

Evacuation warning issued for City of St. Helena from Madrona Ave to Spring Street from Hudson Ave to Riesling Way and Sylvaner Ave.

September 28, 2020 at 12:06 AM

September 28, 2020 at 12:02 AM

Mandatory evacuation order for areas east of Silverado Trail from Pickett Lane to Palisades Road to the end of Palisades Road.

September 27, 2020 at 11:42 PM

GLASS FIRE EVACUATION UPDATE – Sonoma County

WHAT: EVACUATION WARNING: Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.

WHEN: IMMEDIATELY

EVACUATION:

There are multiple fires on Los Alamos Road. This is an Evacuation Warning for the following areas:

Zone 6A1:Southwest of Highway 12East of Santa Rosa City Limits, the eastern boundary of Annabel State Park, and Savannah TrailNorth of Bennet Valley RoadWest of Warm Springs Road

Zone 6B1:South and West of the Napa/Sonoma County LineNortheast of Highway 12 and north of the southernmost boundary of Sugarloaf Ridge State ParkNorthwest of Adobe Canyon RoadEast of Pythian Road and Hood Mountain Regional Park

Zone 6B2:Northeast of Highway 12Northwest of Nelligan Road/Nuns Canyon RoadWest of the Napa/Sonoma County LineSoutheast of Adobe Canyon Road and south of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

NOTES: Safety Message – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings or orders. A reminder to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. There will be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If ay any time you feel unsafe, please call 911.

Residents may experience very smokey conditions as the firefight continues. Smokey conditions can be unhealthy for many people especially children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.

To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit: www.readyforwildfire.org

EVACUATION UPDATE – Sonoma County

WHAT: Evacuation Order – Immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is fully closed to public access.

Evacuation Warning– Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.

WHEN: IMMEDIATLEY

EVACUATION:

There are two fires on St. Helena Road. This is an Evacuation Order for the following areas:

Zone 3G1:South of Helena RoadWest of the Napa/Sonoma County LineNorth of Los Alamos / Cleland Ranch RoadsEast of Calistoga Road

Zone 3G2:South of Cleland Ranch RoadWest of Los Alamos RoadNorth and east of Santa Rosa County limitsEast of Calistoga Roads

Zone 3G3:South of Alamos RoadWest of Santa Rosa City Limits and Los Alamos RoadNortheast of Highway 12West of Napa/Sonoma County Line, the easternmost boundary of Hood Mountain Regional Park, and easternmost boundary of Los Guilicos Juvenile Center. This INCLUDES Los Guilicos Juvenile Center.

NOTES:

SAFTEY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings or orders. A reminder to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. There will be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911.

Residents may experience very smokey conditions as the firefight continues. Smokey conditions can be unhealthy to many people especially children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.

County Evacuation Information: view here

EVACUATION UPDATE – NAPA COUNTY

EVACUATION ORDER:Areas west of Highway 29 from Deer Park Road to Elmhurst, and all of Spring Mountain Road.

GLASS FIRE 9/27 PM

Around 3:50 a.m. CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit and Napa County Fire Department responded to a vegetation fire near the 200 block of North Springs Road, Deer Park, CA. Units arrived to an approximately 20 acre vegetation fire, with a dangerous rate of spread. By 12:50 p.m. the fire grew to 1200 acres and 0% contained. Crews have reported the fire has had shortrange spotting with wind driven runs. Crews overnight will be working on perimeter control, structure defense, and evacuation planning.

Evacuation Orders:The east side of Silverado Trail from Pickett Lane south to Meadowood Lane and all roads in between.Pickett RoadDutch Henry Canyon RoadLommel RoadCrystal Springs RoadGlass Mountain RoadFawn ParkMadrone Knoll WayMeadowood Lane including Meadowood ResortDeer Park Road from Silverado Trail to Howell Mountain RoadThe community of Deer ParkSt. Helena HospitalMund RoadSanitarium RoadHowell Mountain Road from Deer Park Road to College AvenueCollege Avenue from Howell Mountain Road to White Cottage RoadWhite Cottage Road from College Avenue to Friesen Drive

Evacuation WarningsThe east side of Silverado Trail from Howell Mountain Road south to Taplin Road and all roads in between.Howell Mountain Road from Silverado Trail to Old Howell Mountain Road and all roads in between.Conn Valley Road from Howell Mountain Road to the dead end and all roads in between

Evacuation Centers:Cross Walk Church 2590 First Street, Napa, CA

Road Closures: For current road closure information in Napa County please visit the following link: https://t.co/bK4p5hxcwl

September 27, 2020 at 11:05 PM

Evacuation warning increased to mandatory evacuation order Howell Mountain road to dead end of Conn Valley and all of Rossi Road and Greenfield Road.

New evacuation warning for east of Silverado Trail between Taplin Road and Sage Canyon Road east to Chiles Pope Valley Road.
Evacuation warning within the city of St. Helena from Elmhurst Avenue to Madrona Ave west of Highway 29 to the St. Helena city limits.

Be prepared to evacuate if an order is issued. A warning means there is a potential threat to life and/or property, those who require additional time to evacuate and those with pets and livestock should leave.

September 27, 2020 at 9:51 PM

Mandatory evacuation order in the unincorporated area from the 2900 block of White Sulpher Springs Road (St. Helena City Limits) to the dead end and north to Spring Mountain Road.

Mandatory evacuation order from 1650 South Whitehall Lane north to White Sulpher Springs Road and west to the County line.

Evacuation warning within the city of St. Helena from Elmhurst Avenue to Madrona Ave west of Highway 29 to the St. Helena city limits.

September 27, 2020 at 8:46 PM

Mandatory evacuation order for areas west of Highway 29 from Deer Park Road to Elmhurst, and all of Spring Mountain Road.

September 27, 2020 at 7:52 PM

Crews have reported the fire has had shortrange spotting with wind driven runs. Crews overnight will be working on perimeter control, structure defense, and evacuation planning.

Evacuation Orders:

The east side of Silverado Trail from Pickett Lane south to Meadowood Lane and all roads in between.
Pickett Road
Dutch Henry Canyon Road
Lommel Road
Crystal Springs Road
Glass Mountain Road
Fawn Park
Madrone Knoll Way
Meadowood Lane including Meadowood Resort
Deer Park Road from Silverado Trail to Howell Mountain Road
The community of Deer Park
St. Helena Hospital
Mund Road
Sanitarium Road
Howell Mountain Road from Deer Park Road to College Avenue
College Avenue from Howell Mountain Road to White Cottage Road
White Cottage Road from College Avenue to Friesen Drive
Evacuation Warnings

The east side of Silverado Trail from Howell Mountain Road south to Taplin Road and all roads in between.
Howell Mountain Road from Silverado Trail to Old Howell Mountain Road and all roads in between.
Conn Valley Road from Howell Mountain Road to the dead end and all roads in between
Evacuation Centers:

Cross Walk Church 2590 First Street, Napa, CA

September 27, 2020 at 6:56 PM

Evacuation Orders in place and additional evacuations in progress. There are threats to structures, Bell Canyon Reservoir, Saint Helena Hospital and Pacific Union College. North Bay Type III IMT on order.

September 27, 2020 at 4:34 PM

An evacuation warning has been issued for the eastside Silverado Trail from Howell Mountain south to Taplin Road including all of Taplin Road and the entirety of roads in between. An evacuation warning means one should be prepared to evacuate should an order be issued. Those they may have difficulty evacuating quickly should consider leaving now.

Reminder: a Red Flag Warning is now in effect for Napa County through 9pm on Monday, September 28th.

Evacuation center open at Crosswalk Community Church, 2590 First Street in Napa

September 27, 2020 at 12:57 PM

Napa County evacuation map:

September 27, 2020 at 12:48 PM

An evacuation warning has been upgraded to an evacuation order on the eastside of Silverado Trail from Lommel Road to Pickett Road. Property owners should evacuate immediately.

September 27, 2020 at 9:47 AM

Evacuation Orders:

All of Crystal Springs Road and North Fork Crystal Springs
College Avenue at Howell Mountain Road to White Cottage Road
All of Freisen Drive, including all roads west of College Avenue and Freisen Drive.
All of Lommel Road