2020 In Review: The Day The Sky Turned Blood Orange; Historic Wildfires Ravage Northern CaliforniaLike millions of San Francisco Bay Area residents Talia Sechley awoke on Sept. 9th to a scene from an apocalyptic movie. The sky over Oakland was dark and blood orange.
Welcome Storm Douses North Bay Burn Zones Ending Long, Brutal Fire SeasonAfter a long, dry autumn, a significant amount of rain has finally fallen in Northern California and, in the North Bay, it officially means fire season is at an end.
FEMA Opening Mobile Response Center In Santa Rosa to Help Glass Fire SurvivorsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday that it’s opening a mobile response center in Santa Rosa to assist survivors of the Glass Fire who still need federal disaster aid.
Firefighters Gain 100 Percent Containment Of Glass FireCal Fire officials announced 100 percent containment of the Glass Fire Tuesday -- a blaze that roared through 67,484 acres in Sonoma and Napa counties, destroying 642 homes and laying to waste 365 commercial buildings, including nearly two dozen wineries.
Power Shutoff Diary: In Darkened Dwellings, Calistoga Seniors Face Tough Choice – Stay or LeaveSome parts of the North Bay are still in the dark due to PG&E public safety power shutoffs and it has become a health and safety issue for one neighborhood in Calistoga
Sonoma County Voters Overcome Obstacles Of Wildfires, Evacuations, COVID-19 To Cast BallotsAlong with the COVID-19 pandemic, voting in Sonoma County comes with the extra challenges of wildfires, evacuations, and the possibility of being forced to evacuate again.
Santa Rosa Neighborhood Faces Water Crisis After Fire EvacuationsApart from wildfires, residents in one Santa Rosa neighborhood are dealing with another crisis: it could be weeks before people have access to safe drinking water.
Residents Returning Home From Glass Fire Evacuations Brace For Long Clean-Up ProcessThe Glass Fire in Napa County is now almost fully contained, but for those returning to the ruins the wildfire left in its wake, it is far from over.
Air District Lifts Spare The Air Alerts Early As Glass Fire Reaches 96% ContainmentSpare the Air alerts that had been issued for Monday and Tuesday because of unhealthy amounts of wildfire smoke expected in the Bay Area have been lifted because fire containment and onshore winds have kept most of the smoke from settling around the region.
Napa Valley Family Wineries Enter Peak Tourist Season Beset by Fire Damage, PandemicIn fire-stricken Napa Valley, instead of welcoming visitors to their wineries for the autumn harvest season, winemakers this year are looking at decimated vineyards.
Glass Fire Update: Firefighters Gain 90 Percent Containment; High Pressure System Deflects Much Needed Rain To The NorthwestFirefighters expanded containment of the massive Glass Fire that has burned 67,484 acres in wine country to 90 percent early Sunday, but the showers needed to finish off Northern California's historic outbreak of wildfires were being bounced into the Northwest by a building offshore high pressure system which will bring hot, dry conditions for the coming week.
Napa Valley Sees Slow Reopening of Wineries That Survived Glass FireHighway 29 in Napa County has reopened and so have a number of wineries that have suffered from road closures, smoky air and a general lack of customers.
Glass Fire Update: Highway 29, Silverado Trail Reopened; Firefighters Gain 82 Percent Containment; 642 Homes Destroyed In Napa, Sonoma Counties Across Wine Country a sense of normality was beginning to take grip early Saturday as major roadways closed by the threat of the Glass Fire were reopened, neighborhoods in St. Helena, Calistoga and Angwin repopulated, less smoke was visible on the horizon and utility crews were busy restoring electrical power to once evacuated homes.
Glass Fire: Many Evacuees Still Without Power; Crews Brought In To Help Restore ElectricityWith the Glass Fire nearly 75 percent contained as of Friday, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is assembling crews to begin the enormous task of restoring power.
Glass Fire Update: Containment Reaches 78%, Full Containment Still Days AwayThe Glass Fire is 78 percent contained, Cal Fire said in its Friday evening update. The blaze, which started in Napa County on Sept. 27 and then raced across the Mayacamas Mountains into Sonoma County, has burned 67,484 acres.