Glass Fire: California battling another massive, destructive wildfire

Glass Fire: California battling another massive, destructive wildfire
Posted at 9:03 AM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 18:08:20-04

ST. HELENA, Calif. — California firefighters are battling destructive new wildfires north of San Francisco as strong winds fan flames in the already badly scorched state.

The Glass Fire erupted Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine region north of San Francisco and in far Northern California’s Shasta County, forcing hasty neighborhood evacuations.

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the flames in wine country engulfed a winery, an inn and multiple homes.

A hospital suspended care and transferred patients elsewhere and residents of a senior citizens home were evacuated.

California officials say the new fires had burned 17 square miles as of Monday.

According to Cal Fire, the Glass Fire has burned more than 11,000 acres in less than 24 hours. The fire is 0% contained as of Monday morning.

Dozens of people have died in more than 100 wildfires in the western United States dating back to mid-August.


Put together your emergency supply kit long before a wildfire or other disaster occurs and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate.

Emergency Supply Kit Checklist:

  • Face masks or coverings
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Don’t forget pet food and water!

Items to take if time allows:

  • Easily carried valuables
  • Family photos and other irreplaceable items
  • Personal computer information on hard drives and disks
  • Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.

Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.