Two rapidly burning fires causing havoc in Northern California

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Posted at 7:59 AM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 18:08:32-04

Two rapidly burning fires causing havoc in Northern California.

The Zogg Fire, in Shasta County, scorched thousands of acres Sunday in just a matter of hours. A red flag warning is in effect for most of the state. Hot, dry, and windy conditions are making some areas especially vulnerable to the flames.

The Zogg Fire has burned 7,000 acres. Road closures and mandatory evacuations are in place.

At last check, the fire remains at zero percent containment.

And the Glass Fire has forced residents in the heart of wine country to evacuate. Authorities in Napa County say the fire was first reported at about 4 a.m. Sunday. That's when deputies raced through neighborhoods trying to alert people of the danger.

Fire crews have been using tankers and choppers to attack the fire from the air. Videos on social media show a number of houses and structures burning.

The Glass Fire has already scorched 2,500 acres in an area that's home to dozens of wineries.

The fire is zero-percent contained.


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.