Winds Fuel Napa Fire, Home Torched
The wind was the biggest enemy in Napa overnight for firefighters.
Drying & gusty winds proved too much for the North Bay Hills as a fire was sparked late Tuesday Night and has forced the evacuation of at least 50 people. At last update fire crews are working to put a line around the fire and are battling against tough conditions as winds gust 20-40 mph with very low humidity 5% to 15%. Details on the Napa fire location inside the link. (Published Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011)
Updated at 2:21 PM PST on Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011
A wildfire in unincorporated Napa County northeast of Napa has burned about 90 acres and was 90 percent contained this morning, a Cal Fire captain said.
One home was destroyed and several outbuildings, including sheds and a garage, also have burned, Capt. John Lovie said.
The blaze was reported around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday near Soda Canyon Road and Loma Vista Drive, off of Silverado Trail, and homes in the area were evacuated, Battalion Chief Pete Munoa said.
No injuries have been reported, and firefighters estimate the blaze will be out by 6 p.m.
Published at 9:54 AM PST on Nov 2, 2011