Glass fires in the Nappa and Sonoma counties and jog fires in Shasta County are spiraling out of control in the northern part of the state, as fires on Sunday have brought more distress to the fire season, which is already five out of six. Producing the largest wildfire. History of California.
“It’s been a long season, (most firefighters) have been running since the middle of July, without resting for fire from fire in the northern part of the state,” Cal Fire Incident Commander Billy C said.
Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick said residents, meanwhile, are feeling the stress of evacuating several times as the fire spread to the new and already threatened area.
More than 2,000 firefighters are battling the Glass Fire, which has consumed 46,600 acres and destroyed at least 82 buildings. It is only 2% contained. The jog fire is 0% contained and is torn over 50,102 acres. The fire has claimed the lives of three people, destroying 146 structures and threatening an additional 1,538.
The fresh rain that began on Sunday was followed by little rain, high temperatures and strong winds. The National Weather Service has warned that warmer weather will continue, issuing a summer advisory for the region on Tuesday, with temperatures likely reaching 105 degrees in the hottest places.
“We still have months to go in the fire season,” Cal Fire Unit Chief Shana Jones. “And that means it can happen again. I pray to God, it doesn’t happen, but we still have a great season of fire.”
It ‘sounds like a beat down’
About 5,000 residents of Calistoga were ordered to evacuate Monday from the city, about 55 miles north of San Francisco, and more than 70,000 have been ordered to evacuate to Sonoma and Napa counties.
“You’re standing in your driveway and looking at your house and you wonder if you’re going to see it again,” Cunningham said.
James Lindquist of Calistoga told the station that evacuations in the area happen once or twice every summer – and that it “feels like a beat down.”
“Look at it. How do you stop it?” He asked, pointing to the flames.
She said about 160 evacuees from a senior facility living in Santa Rosa temporarily reside inside several buildings located 8 feet away.
Not everyone is running from fire.
Ron Priest had evacuated for nine days six weeks earlier due to the LNU complex fire. Now, with a 500 gallon water tank and a fire hose on his property, he told the station that he was ignoring evacuation orders.
“As long as I’m not watching the fire, I’m gonna stop,” he said. “People don’t want to leave their homes if they can’t come back and see what’s going on. I don’t want to leave, because I want to live here.”
The steps of the Vineyard are thin as a Vineyard
According to the KGO report, the restaurant in Medaud was plunged under rubble to capitalize on the flames, with attempts to extinguish the flames and engines to take water.
Chateau Boswell is known as one of the remaining privately owned family wineries in the Napa Valley, according to its website.
A video posted on Twitter by CNN affiliate KGO reporter Amy Holyfield shows the sacred remains of Chetoo while nearby trees still burn.
Smoke rising towards boise
“Light winds, high temperatures, low humidity and lack of resources will continue to challenge firefighting,” Cal Fire said Tuesday.
CNN’s Holly Silverman, Nicole Chavez, Justin Laird, Stella Chan, Sarah Moon, Cheri Mosberg, John Passantino and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.