Fire growth slows in Sonoma Valley as evacuations remain

Progress slowed overnight for several fires burning in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties, but containment percentages still remain pretty low Thursday morning and evacuation orders are still in effect.

The deadliest fire in Northern California, the Tubbs Fire, remains at 34,270 acres burned and 10 percent contained as it left portions of Santa Rosa charred and 13 people dead. The fire’s forward progress prompted the town of Calistoga to evacuate Wednesday night.


There is no fire activity within the city limits of Calistoga, and there are no structures that have been impacted by the Tubbs Fire. However, the fire is most active near the city, and people are being urged to stay out of the city.

Chris Canning, mayor of Calistoga, said the area is facing “very serious conditions” and harped on the fact that people need to evacuate.

“This is a mandatory evacuation. Your presence in Caligstoga is not welcome, if you are not a first responder,” Canning said. “Your choice to stay is a distraction to our first responders. You will not be given life safety support at this point. You are on your own.”

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Napa County

Napa County fire map as of 4 a.m. Thursday

The largest fire burning in Napa and Solano counties — the Atlas Fire — increased slightly to 43,762 acres and remains 3 percent contained, as of 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Cal Fire officials said.

The Atlas Fire continues to threaten neighborhoods as it inches closer to the southern portion of Fairfield, where voluntary evacuations are in place. Residents are urged to be on alert and pack “Ready-to-go bags,” complete with important paperwork and any needed medications.

See the interactive map of where the Atlas Fire is burning and which areas are under evacuation orders

The fire is actively burning on the ridgetop of Mason Road, with some residents seeing flames on the ridge. Fire crews are at the scene, and there is no imminent threat to structures in the city of Fairfield, police said.


Fairfield Police Department

Fairfield evacuation advisory map for Atlas Fire

A voluntary evacuation order has been issued for the Eastridge neighborhood, and all residents on the west side of Interstate 80 are advised to be prepared to evacuate.

Two evacuation shelters are open in Fairfield at the Allan Witt Park Sports Complex and Fairfield High School.

++Volunteers care for scared farm animals escaping Atlas Fire

Elsewhere, as part of the Southern LNU Complex, the Nuns Fire has merged with the Norrbom Fire, together scorching 14,698 acres. It remains at 3 percent contained.

The Partick Fire in Napa County grew to 10,817 acres and stands at 2 percent contained.

Power has been restored to most areas of Napa County, but about 5,400 residents are still without power. PG&E worked to restore power to 25,000 residents since the start of the fires.


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