Evacuation order in effect for new California fire in Napa County, scorching 11,000 acres of wine country


NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (NewsNation Now) — Parts of Napa County are now under an Evacuation Order Monday increasing from a warning earlier in the day, according to CalFire.

The Glass Fire, which started in Napa on Sunday, has grown to 11,000 acres by 7 a.m. Monday. The wildfire also sparked the Shady and Boysen fires, spreading to Sonoma County.

CalFire says the three wildfires merged into what they’re calling the Glass Incident.

An Evacuation Order is put in place when there is an immediate threat to life.

Evacuation Centers

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

Animal Rescue

Large Animal Shelter: Napa Valley Horsemen’s Association 1200 Foster Rd/ Call w ETA 707-732-1555 and bring feed

Companion Animal Shelter: Napa County Animal Services 942 Hartle Ct. Napa, CA 94558 / 707-253-4382

If evacuating North/West through Sonoma County:

Sonoma CART Large Animal Shelter Sonoma Horse Park 7600 Lakeville Highway Petaluma, CA 94954 / Call or text ahead: 707-861-0699

If you are requesting assistance evacuating from a mandatory evacuation zone, call Napa CART 707-732-1555

For animals left behind: Email info@napacart.org with contact information, address and description of animals left behind. Numbers and species. A Napa CART volunteer will contact you.

The new fires erupted Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine region and in far Northern California’s Shasta County, forcing hasty evacuations of neighborhoods.

In wine country, flames engulfed the distinctive Chateau Boswell Winery north of St. Helena, The Black Rock Inn in the small community of St. Helena and multiple homes in the city of Santa Rosa, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Residents of a senior home were among those evacuated.

The Adventist Health St. Helena hospital suspended care and transferred all patients elsewhere, according to a statement on its website.

The wine country blaze had burned 17 square miles as of early Monday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire.

According to NewsNation affiliate KRON-TV, there are three new fires burning in the North Bay area. The Glass Fire erupted Saturday night while the Shady Fire and the Boysen Fire broke out Sunday. The Shady Fire and the Boysen Fire, are believed to be spot fires of the Glass Fire. All blazes are burning near the Napa-Sonoma County line. Authorities reported zero containment.

Cameras show the flames picking up throughout the early morning Monday.

Earlier on Sunday, 65,000 California electric customers had their power shut off.

Red Flag Warnings were issued for much of the state on Monday. Winds were expected to gust up to 55 miles per hour in some areas. Temperatures in southern California were expected to be 10-15 degrees above normal.

So far this year, more than 8,100 California wildfires have scorched 5,780 square miles destroyed more than 7,000 buildings and killed 26 people.

Most of the losses occurred after a frenzy of dry lightning strikes in mid-August ignited a massive outbreak of fires.

Conditions were also hot, dry and windy in parts of Arizona, where the Sears Fire in Tonto National Forest north of Phoenix has grown to more than 14 square miles (36 square kilometers) since it erupted Friday afternoon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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