";s:4:"text";s:6758:" Brunton said utility crews have been working in the area, which he said will help in repopulation efforts once the area is reopened to residents. Crews found the apartment “fully involved” in flames as they arrived, he said. 9:30 Massive August Complex fire grows: Already the largest fire in state history by far, the August Complex of blazes that stretch across portions of five northern counties consumed another 500 acres on Thursday, bringing the total to 956,084. Residents of Solano, Marin and Napa counties, and perhaps others, received messages meant just for a small number of Napa County residents threatened by the Glass Fire. 9:30 a.m. Can fire-scarred California catch a break?
“For all the people in Lake County, this is really good news,” he said. The Chronicle’s Fire Updates page documents the latest events in wildfires across the Bay Area and the state of California. 3:17 p.m. Highway 29 closed in Lake County: Caltrans has closed Highway 29 at Bradford Road about a mile north of the Napa/Lake county line because of the nearby Glass Fire.
More than 1,500 homes and other buildings remained threatened, officials said Wednesday.
That’s twice the 2018 record of 1.98 million acres burned. Officials hope to completely contain the SCU fire by Sept. 3. Some residents in Calistoga must evacuate: Residents in the area south of Lincoln Avenue in Calistoga must evacuate immediately, Cal Fire said Monday morning. It is at 1,003,387 acres.
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He said his department had made no looting or robbery arrests in evacuated areas, but added, “If you don’t live in the area, please don’t come to look.” Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick said his department has added 50 additional deputies to patrol evacuated zones for looters. Sweltering heat projected for the weekend could also create the conditions for more fires. Air tankers from across the state are dousing the fire, as conditions allow, Cal Fire said. Four hundred lightning strikes pummeled Northern California on Wednesday, a monstrous late-summer siege that occurred just as firefighters gained the upper hand on three massive blazes burning in and around the Bay Area that were sparked by lightning. In 2017, that number was just six. He’s being treated for burns to his feet and seems to be regaining his appetite, according to zoo veterinarians. 12:53 p.m: Glass Fire controlled in Sonoma County: The western zone of the Glass Fire, predominantly Sonoma County, is completely encircled by containment lines and the heat of the fire has cooled, said Battalion Chief Sean Norman. Read more. 5:58 a.m. Evacuations ordered in Santa Rosa: Mandatory evacuation orders were issued in several parts of Santa Rosa, including areas east of Brush Creek Road, north and south of Montecito Boulevard west of Calistoga Road, east of Mission Blvd, north of Highway 12 and north of Badger road, which is south of the city boundary. 4:47 p.m. Wildfires have burned more than 3.75 million acres this year: The latest Cal Fire and U.S. Forest Service numbers show that wildfires in California have burned more than 3.75 million acres of land, as the Glass and Zogg fires remain 0% contained.
Cal Fire officials report that the firefighters are battling steep, rough terrain and “dangerously low humidity levels, which are unprecedented for this area.”. The Glass Fire threatens communities in Sonoma and Napa counties, including Santa Rosa, that suffered destruction from blazes in 2017. The Glass Fire has burned more than 42,000 acres by Tuesday morning and is 0% contained. All three of those places were decimated by the November 2018 Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. “If you are in this zone, calmly and quickly evacuate now,” said the sheriff’s order.
according to Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena. Winds calm in Glass Fire zone: Winds have remained calm so far in the Bay Area with the exception of Mt.
Wildfires are once again ravaging Northern California's Wine Country. 9:50 a.m. “It’s not a season-ending event but it could be a season-slowing event,” he said. ‘Like local terrorism’: Trump caravan roars into Marin City, angering residents, Silicon Valley braces for new Trump H-1B rules that set $208,000 salary floor, 2020 Election Live Updates: Voters tell exit pollsters that economy is their top issue, Crispy, snackable smashburgers are sweeping the Bay Area. The eastern part of Santa Rosa had unhealthy air, while while San Francisco and much of the East Bay had good air quality.
Read the story here. MIDDLETOWN (KRON) — Middletown, which was largely leveled by the Valley Fire in 2015, remains under an evacuation warning tonight as the Kincade fire draws too close for comfort. Cal Fire officials have said the fire is not yet burning in Lake County but is threatening to enter the county near Highway 29.
1:11 p.m. New evacuations in Napa County: Authorities have issued a mandatory evacuation order for Whitehall Lane to the Bella Oaks area near Rutherford in Napa County. Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Michael.Williams@sfchronicle.com. 9:12 p.m. PG&E restores power after Sunday shut-offs, but fires leave 24,000 customers in the dark: PG&E said that all customers affected by Sunday’s fire-prevention shut-offs — who could still receive power — had their lights back on Monday night. When blazes spark, ‘Fire Twitter’ warns and informs: Each year when fires flare up, so does a loose-knit Twitter community of scientists, amateur radio operators and journalists. 5:18 p.m. Glass Fire burns more than 36,000 acres: Ben Nichols, a Cal Fire division chief, confirmed during a Sonoma County news conference that the Glass Fire has burned 36,236 acres. 1:47 .m. It was owned by Bruce and Sherry Wicks, parents of Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, D-Berkeley, in the 1970s, she tweeted. 10:15 a.m. Metallica gives $250,000 to wildfire relief: Metallica announced it has donated $250,000 to five wildfire relief funds through its All Within My Hands foundation.