Engine 41 of the CCFD was deployed on yet another major California wildfire this morning along with Santa Monica Fire Department’s Engine 3, and the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Engine 6, Engine 10 & Engine 11. The Strike Team is assigned to the Glass Fire in Napa County.
According to the Napa Valley Register, the Glass Fire expanded by only several hundred acres Tuesday night in Napa County, but dangerous weather conditions lie ahead, prompting new evacuation warnings in the Upvalley.
The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag warning for 1 p.m. Thursday through 6 p.m. Friday, with likely wind gusts of 25 to 30 mph threatening to propel Glass Fire expansion. Last weekend’s Red Flag conditions fueled the growth of Sunday’s Glass Fire, which has burned 48,440 acres in Napa and Sonoma counties as of Wednesday morning.
The new Red Flag warning calls for less severe winds, but they could propel fire growth into new areas on the valley floor in the St. Helena area, according to the latest Nixle evacuation warning.
CCFD will be on hand to assist as needed.
Photo Courtesy of Napa Valley Register