In Napa and Sonoma counties at least 80 homes have been destroyed and the fire had burned 42,560 acres as of Tuesday morning. It has nearly quadrupled in size since Monday morning and there is still no containment, according to Erick Hernandez, a public information officer with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Figures on how many commercial structures had been affected were not available Tuesday morning. The fire burned rapidly Sunday through Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail, raising concerns about the fate of the area’s famed wine region about 45 miles north of San Francisco, according to Cal Fire.
Napa and Sonoma counties are home to more than 800 wineries, according to their tourism associations, and many are family owned.
The entire town of Calistoga in Napa County was ordered to evacuate Monday evening as flames closed in on the 5,000-population community.
The Glass Fire has destroyed dozens of structures, including homes in Santa Rosa, the Chateau Boswell winery and the Black Rock Inn in the Napa County town of St. Helena.
At least 14 restaurants, resorts and wineries, including Calistoga Ranch and St. Helena’s acclaimed Restaurant at Meadowood, were damaged or lost according to reports.
Fire season in California has been historic this year: More than 8,100 wildfires have burned more than 3.7 million acres, according to Cal Fire. Since Aug. 15, when California’s fire activity elevated, and 29 people have died, and more than 7,000 structures have been destroyed.
Late Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Shasta, Napa and Sonoma counties and asked President Donald Trump for federal fire assistance.