Running tally of damage from Glass Fire in Napa, Sonoma counties
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m.: 66,840 acres burned, damage to 270 properties
Among the damage and destruction Cal Fire reported Tuesday morning, Napa County’s number of destroyed commercial operations has climbed to 321. Sonoma County’s remained at a dozen, according to the state fire agency’s damage inspection team.
The number of commercial properties sustaining damage increased by nine to 31, while its neighboring jurisdiction to the west remained at eight operations.
With winds that have subsided within a more cooperative weather pattern for firefighters, Safari West reopened Monday after shutting down for a week, it announced on an email bulletin that evening.
The Sonoma County animal park on Porter Creek Road closed as a precaution, CEO Keo Hornbostel told the Business Journal Tuesday.
Hornbostel explained that even the fire stayed at least three miles away from the park “as the crow flies,” the poor air quality and annoying road closures such as Mark West Springs Road led park officials to that decision on Sept. 28. At the time, the San Francisco Bay Area experienced some of the worst air quality ever recorded.
Hornbostel noted the animals weren’t spooked by the fires but did appear more “lethargic” than usual, perhaps as an innate calling to not exert themselves.
“This seems like common sense. Animals are pretty amazing,” he said.
With 65,580 acres burned in the Glass Fire incident, the tally of commercial structures damaged includes 20 and eight in Napa and Sonoma counties, respectively. Those buildings destroyed involve 304 in Napa County and a dozen in its neighboring Sonoma jurisdiction to the west, Cal Fire reported results from its damage inspection team.
The total number of structures destroyed, which also include residences, has reached 1,235. The count for those damaged comes in at 242.
No names of structures were provided. The Business Journal has compiled a list shown below.
Despite low humidity allowing the trio of Wine Country blazes that leveled neighborhoods and wineries as well as threatened the towns of St. Helena and Calistoga, fire officials expressed hope promising weather conditions over the next few days will help with their efforts.
Much of the focus has been along Highway 29 near Livermore Road near the Robert Louis Stephenson State Park along the Lake County border.
“We’re cautiously optimistic we’ll get a good grasp on this today,” said Cal Fire spokesman Dave Lauchner, a Sacramento City Fire captain helping out in the wildland fire command center.
Some evacuation orders have been lifted. Information regarding those still in affect may be viewed for Napa and Sonoma counties:
– Napa County Orders
– Sonoma County Orders
With 60,148 acres consumed and a total of just shy of 700 commercial and residential structures demolished or damaged, the Wine Country is not out of the woods from the Glass Fire incident’s further destruction.The collective trio of blazes stands at 6% by Friday midday.
Winds predicted that spawned a red flag warning didn’t bring on the grave danger as expected, according to officials during Cal Fire’s Friday morning briefing.
“We have a long ways to go. We have to keep our heads up,” Cal Fire Unit Chief Shana Jones said, while suggesting citizens check their alert warning systems.
Her call to action was echoed by Cal Fire Battalion Chief Mark Brunton, who declared the “velocity” didn’t have the impact as expected Thursday.
“(But) we’re expecting the winds to increase this evening,” he said Friday, reminding citizens of how those parallel valleys act like funnels in directing 20mph gusts.
Cal Fire’s plan of attack Friday involves the Highway 29 corridor. Promising to Brunton is the ability to fly any of the 22 choppers assigned to assist the 30 hand crews within 2,517 personnel on the scene, along with 361 engines, 49 water tenders and 83 bulldozers.
The Glass Fire incident erupted around Angwin, Howell Mountain and Deer Park on Sunday before roaring into the Napa Valley floor by Monday, taking with it main structures, outbuildings, vines and infrastructure from a collection of world-renowned wineries.
They are alphabetized as follows:
– Behrens Family Winery
– Burgess Cellars
– Cain Vineyards & Winery
– Castello di Amorosa
– Chateau Boswell Winery
– Fairwinds Estate Winery
– Hourglass Winery
– Ledson Winery
– Mondavi Family Estate
– Newton Vineyards
– Sherwin Family Winery
– Spring Mountain Vineyards
– Tofanelli Family Vineyards
– Westwood Estate Wines
Sources: North Bay Business Journal, Press Democrat, Sonoma Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle