Fires continue to burn in California, forcing residents to evacuate their homes and damaging restaurants and wineries. Weather conditions continue to hinder firefighters as gusty winds and record high temperatures are predicted. The fires that began Sunday in the Napa-Sonoma wine country are about 45 miles north of San Francisco.
There are multiple incidents in the east and west mountainous areas and along the valley floor north between St. Helena and Calistoga. The Glass Fire is spreading across Napa County and at press time has consumed approximately 43,000 acres.
Among the popular properties that have been impacted include Castello di Amorosa, a 13th-century-style winery in Calistoga. Meadowood Napa Valley, a prestigious luxury resort, and Calistoga Ranch have also suffered much damage. Chateau Boswell Winery and the Black Rock Inn, a luxury hotel have also been destroyed.
The wildfires add to an already perilous situation in California as it deals with the global COVID-19 pandemic. There are rolling blackouts and extreme heat that must be contended with.
For the most up-to-date information on the fires, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has a map that can be accessed here. https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/
Visit California also has wildfire travel updates on its website at https://www.visitcalifornia.com/experience/california-wildfire-travel-update/
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