Sonoma County Officials Determined To Get Out Of Most-Restrictive COVID-19 Purple TierSonoma County officials acknowledge they are the last Bay Area county in the purple tier, at the bottom rung of California’s color-coded reopening system, and say they are determined to work their way forward.
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.
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.
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.
FEMA Extends Deadline for August Wildfires AidThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Thursday that it’s extending deadlines for residents in ten Northern California counties applying for aid to help in the wake of the lightning complex fires this summer.
Glass Fire: 'No Forward Progress' On Northern Edge Of Blaze; Firefighters Aided By Change In Weather An intense effort by helicopter crews and firefighters over the last 24 hours has halted the advance of the massive Glass Fire toward Lake County as containment of the 67,200-acre blaze grew to 58%
Glass Fire Update: 16 Firefighters Evaluated For Possible Carbon Monoxide Exposure; Angwin Residents Allowed To Return HomeSeveral firefighters battling the Glass Fire were evaluated for possible exposure to carbon monoxide Tuesday with one requiring further hospitalization, Cal Fire officials said.
Glass Fire Update: Blaze Grows To 64,900 Acres, 26 Percent Containment; 487 Homes, 316 Commercial Buildings Destroyed; Calistoga Residents Allowed To Return HomeWhile hopes soared as local meteorologists brought word of possible showers next weekend for the San Francisco Bay Area, battle-hardened Cal Fire officials were not quite as optimistic that the weather front will bring an end to the massive Glass Fire and other blazes raging across the region.
Glass Fire Update: Volunteers Rally To Aid Thousands Driven From Their Homes By Glass FireThe Glass Fire has left a wide path destruction in Sonoma and Napa counties, destroying at least 297 homes and forcing roughly 52,000 residents to evacuate. The help give aid to the fire victims, volunteers have begun distributing food and clothing.
San Francisco Bay Area Residents Brace For Scorching Hot SundayA high pressure system edged toward the San Francisco Bay Area Saturday, carrying with it the promise of scorching temperatures, sweltering northeastern winds and an elevated threat of wildfires in the North Bay and the East Bay hills.
Sonoma County Elementary Schools Can Now Apply for In-Person WaiversElementary schools in Sonoma County can now apply for waivers allowing them to bring students back into the classroom, but county Superintendent of Schools Steve Herrington is urging school leaders and parents to proceed with caution.
LNU Lightning Complex: Raging Wildfires Destroy At Least 600 Homes In Napa, Sonoma And Solano CountiesThousands of residents forced to flee their Wine Country homes as the flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires closed in on their neighborhoods continued their exodus back home Monday, hopeful to find their houses still standing and their life possessions untouched.
Marin County Supes Ensure Voter Approval Needed for Offshore Drilling InfrastructureThe Marin County Board of Supervisors passed a voter-approval mechanism on Tuesday for any future development of onshore facilities supporting offshore oil and gas exploration.
Fire Resources Spread Thin As Napa Wildfire Explodes In Size Forcing Mandatory EvacuationsWildfires raged out of control across the Bay Area forcing evacuations in Alameda, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, Marin, Napa and Sonoma Counties.
Sonoma Man Missing For 5 Days; Pickup Truck Found In ClearlakePolice found a pickup truck belonging to a missing 78-year-old Sonoma man Monday morning but have yet to locate the man himself.