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#1 Post by Karen Troisi »

Woke up to Nixle alerts about a new fire they named the #GlassFire. This one started in the middle of the night. Please pray for all those in its path and our winery friends - this is a fast moving fire in the northern valley. The fire has jumped the trail near Deer Park Road. (I did not take this photo - it is from a Napa Valley private group site on Facebook - the photo was taken traveling south on the Silverado Trail toward Crystal Springs Rd)

5:52 am Update - evacuations now mandatory for Silverado Trail area from Larkmead Lane to Deer Park Road.

6:23 am update - Angwin now under mandatory evacuation. CalFire brought in air support and bulldozers that seem to be helping some. Fire still spreading but not as rapidly. No reports on acreage or any structure damage.
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#2 Post by D@vid Bu3ker »

Oh no, not again.
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#3 Post by Brian Tuite »

This is nuts. Mandatory evacuations in process. This is right at Mending Wall for those wondering.
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#4 Post by Tom DeBiase »

A resident of Crystal Springs Road St Helena just reported that the fire is moving up the hilly terrain there very quickly and she believes (without any actual knowledge) that structures are likely affected. No word yet on how this started.

We can smell the smoke here in Sonoma County. Hoping Cal-Fire can get this under control quickly.

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#5 Post by Brian Tuite »

Just spoke with Mike Smith, he’s across Valley from the fire. Said he woke up to the smell of smoke but if he looks up he sees stars in the sky. Says it’s windy as fu¢k.
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#6 Post by Ed Steinway »

ABC News is reporting that the fire is up to 50 acres. Stay safe up there. There is a wind advisory through tomorrow morning, which will not help fighting this fire.

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Taken from the trail.
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Temps are going to be in the low 100s for the next couple days. Crap
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#8 Post by Karen Troisi »

Fire about 100 acres at last report. This was taken about 15 minutes ago from 29. Ugh. (Photo credit Caroline Garcia)
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#9 Post by K Kl@dder »

crazy, stay safe everyone.
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Karen Troisi wrote: September 27th, 2020, 7:01 am Fire about 100 acres at last report. This was taken about 15 minutes ago from 29. Ugh. (Photo credit Caroline Garcia)
Just saw this which is reporting a lot larger fire:

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#11 Post by Brian Tuite »

A new cover shot for the Tourism Guide? hitsfan

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Brian Tuite wrote: September 27th, 2020, 7:30 am A new cover shot for the Tourism Guide? hitsfan


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Wow. Did you take that shot? It's...iconic. The videos on twitter are awful. Hope those air tankers get there fast.
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#13 Post by Andrew Demaree »

Yikes. For folks who have a good sense of the location, which vineyards and/or wineries are are in the immediate vicinity?

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Just awful! May the air support get there soon! Be safe!
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Steve Gautier wrote: September 27th, 2020, 7:14 am
Karen Troisi wrote: September 27th, 2020, 7:01 am Fire about 100 acres at last report. This was taken about 15 minutes ago from 29. Ugh. (Photo credit Caroline Garcia)
Just saw this which is reporting a lot larger fire:

Yup - it blew up big time. 😞 if that report is a accurate it appears the fire is close to mending wall.
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#17 Post by Glenn L e v i n e »

So very sad.
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Glen Gold wrote: September 27th, 2020, 7:42 am
Brian Tuite wrote: September 27th, 2020, 7:30 am A new cover shot for the Tourism Guide? hitsfan


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Wow. Did you take that shot? It's...iconic. The videos on twitter are awful. Hope those air tankers get there fast.
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#19 Post by larry schaffer »

Damn - not again....
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Stay safe folks, thoughts and prayers
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#21 Post by Brian Tuite »

Andrew Demaree wrote: September 27th, 2020, 7:44 am Yikes. For folks who have a good sense of the location, which vineyards and/or wineries are are in the immediate vicinity?
Mending Wall north to Larkmead Lane.
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#22 Post by Brian Tuite »

2 Big air tankers in the air at the scene 1 drop so far Near Larkmead Lane
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#23 Post by SeanHarding »

I don't know how accurate these maps are, but that's looking pretty scary for Mending Wall and neighbors.

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#24 Post by William Segui »

It burned around Mending Wall. I do fear for some of our neighbors in the amphitheater around back

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#25 Post by Marc Hauser »

A good friend who manages Girard up in Calistoga, right at the top of the trail, said it’s about a mile away, to give context.

Down here in Napa (City of) I’m starting to smell smoke.
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William Segui wrote: September 27th, 2020, 10:05 am It burned around Mending Wall. I do fear for some of our neighbors in the amphitheater around back
Well that’s some great news for Mending Wall! 👍🏻
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#27 Post by Ed Steinway »

Up to 800 acres with evacuations of patients from Adventist Hospital in St. Helena, per CBS in San Francisco. Good luck to everyone up there!

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Marc Hauser wrote: September 27th, 2020, 10:09 am A good friend who manages Girard up in Calistoga, right at the top of the trail, said it’s about a mile away, to give context.

Down here in Napa (City of) I’m starting to smell smoke.

Hearing reports the fire has jumped Silverado Trail at Dunaweal Lane. 😢
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From SF news station KRON:

The County of Napa has issued evacuation orders for thousands of people. Anyone in the following areas need to leave immediately.

All of Crystal Springs Rd and North Fork Crystal Spring Rd.
Silverado Trail from Larkmead Ln to Deer Park Rd.
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Eastside of Silverado Trail from Larkmead Rd to Deer Park Rd. This includes both sides of Deer Park Road up to Crestmont Drive including Sanitarium Road.
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Karen Troisi wrote: September 27th, 2020, 10:41 am
Marc Hauser wrote: September 27th, 2020, 10:09 am A good friend who manages Girard up in Calistoga, right at the top of the trail, said it’s about a mile away, to give context.

Down here in Napa (City of) I’m starting to smell smoke.

Hearing reports the fire has jumped Silverado Trail at Dunaweal Lane. 😢
They got this one out quickly. Great job!
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Any word on Outpost?
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#32 Post by Siun o'Connell »

A friend in Sonoma mentioned waking to this too .... so sad to see ...

Thanks for updating!

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CNN just reported fire is now at 1000 acres. This is getting depressing.
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CalFire now has it at 1,500 acres. Meadowood Resort just ordered to evacuate.
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#36 Post by Karen Troisi »

Evacuation warning just extended south to Taplin Road (for those unfamiliar - Joseph Phelps winery is on Taplin). This is a warning not a mandatory evacuation order.

Has anyone heard from Merrill? I saw earlier Pickett Road area was either in or close to the mandatory evacuation zone.
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#37 Post by Al Osterheld »

Yes, Merrill is either just outside or just inside the northwest edge of the mandatory evacuation zone (sources disagree whether it ends at Pickett road or extends a little bit farther). That zone boundary has been pretty stable, which suggests fire has not been moving in that direction.

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#38 Post by Casey Hartlip »

Been wondering about Merrill too. Sometimes after harvest she heads to Boston I think. For the locals: how's the wind?
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According to Ehren/Failla on Facebook, it got within 500' of the crush pad, but no structures damaged.
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Casey Hartlip wrote: September 27th, 2020, 4:56 pm Been wondering about Merrill too. Sometimes after harvest she heads to Boston I think. For the locals: how's the wind?
You got it right, Casey. I am at the beach with a nice glass of Champagne in hand. Have not heard from my housekeeper yet. The electicity went off this morning around 4-5:00, so I packed by candlelight. Are we having fun yet? champagne.gif
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Al Osterheld wrote: September 27th, 2020, 4:46 pm Yes, Merrill is either just outside or just inside the northwest edge of the mandatory evacuation zone (sources disagree whether it ends at Pickett road or extends a little bit farther). That zone boundary has been pretty stable, which suggests fire has not been moving in that direction.

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Merrill Lindquist wrote: September 27th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Casey Hartlip wrote: September 27th, 2020, 4:56 pm Been wondering about Merrill too. Sometimes after harvest she heads to Boston I think. For the locals: how's the wind?
You got it right, Casey. I am at the beach with a nice glass of Champagne in hand. Have not heard from my housekeeper yet. The electicity went off this morning around 4-5:00, so I packed by candlelight. Are we having fun yet? champagne.gif
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#43 Post by Karen Troisi »

Glad you checked in Merrill.

Casey - the wind is fairly light right now but suppose to gust later 35-40mph. Of course in the mountains it will be higher. 😞
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Stay safe out there:

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#46 Post by Roy Piper »

This is bad. As of right now...

Fire is 2400 acres and no containment
It jumped Silverado Trail briefly near Ehlers Lane and went past the Napa River, but they got it out
Burned in and around Merus, Neal, Tuck Beckstoffer, Mending Wall, Failla, Jones Family, Reverie, Viader, Burgess, Zaikin, Dana "Lotus" (I was at MW and it made it but unsure of others although I hear firefighters were good at saving wineries)
All aircraft are "off" the fire for the night, with high winds expected soon
Mandatory evacuation is everything east of Silverado Trail, with the boundary being all of Howell Mtn, Pickett Rd to the north and Meadowood to the south.
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#47 Post by Roy Piper »

Frick, fire starting on Spring Mtn near Schweiger,
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#48 Post by Al Osterheld »

Merrill Lindquist wrote: September 27th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Al Osterheld wrote: September 27th, 2020, 4:46 pm Yes, Merrill is either just outside or just inside the northwest edge of the mandatory evacuation zone (sources disagree whether it ends at Pickett road or extends a little bit farther). That zone boundary has been pretty stable, which suggests fire has not been moving in that direction.

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Yes, they like to draw a line right there at Silverado Trail and Pickett.
From what I've seen, they tend to be generous(?) about including the less densely populated unincorporated areas compared to areas inside the city or town limits.

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Failla Update..

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Ehren just did a Facebook post. The fire flared up & jumped CrystalSprings Rd and burned over the ridge & thru his vnyd but the firefighters stopped it at the driveway and none of the bldgs ignited. Good thing vnyds don't burn very fiercely. It hits close to home when it's one of your friends being threatened. Scary times, indeed. If only those Calif folks would learn to rake the floors of their forests like they'd been told to!!

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Re: Failla Update..

#50 Post by Casey Hartlip »

TomHill wrote: September 27th, 2020, 7:45 pm Ehren just did a Facebook post. The fire flared up & jumped CrystalSprings Rd and burned over the ridge & thru his vnyd but the firefighters stopped it at the driveway and none of the bldgs ignited. Good thing vnyds don't burn very fiercely. It hits close to home when it's one of your friends being threatened. Scary times, indeed. If only those Calif folks would learn to rake the floors of their forests like they'd been told to!!
Oh Tom did my rakin' and didn't need anyone telling me to do so. Prayers for my fellow Californians.
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