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Wine Country Fire damage at $1 Billion & will rise. Light rain and cool temps offer hopes for containment by Tuesday. Satellites see no hot spots. — Updated at 7:53 a.m. PDT 10/20/17

Satellite data map from Cal Fire updated withmost recent 12-hour satellite pass.   See previous coverage here (May be useful for historical Cal Fire data):   N. Calif wine country wildfire situation expected to intensify as wind picks up. Fires continue to grow; Red Flag Warning Tonight + Today’s current fire maps and status updates […]

Wine Country burned acreage up as Stubborn Pocket Fire flares. Containment creeps ahead. Death toll up by 1 – Crisis mode segues to long slog toward control as evacuees return home- Updated 8:13 a.m., 10/19/17

This article and headline updated at 8:13 a.m., 10/19/17 to reflect new data from Cal Fire and from the most recent 12-hour satellite pass.   See previous coverage here (May be useful for historical Cal Fire data):   N. Calif wine country wildfire situation expected to intensify as wind picks up. Fires continue to grow; […]

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Cal Fire fights wildfires to a standstill, increases containments on wine country wildfires. Most evacuation orders lifted – Latest maps & status data updated 8:16 a.m., Oct 18

See previous coverage here: N. Calif wine country wildfire situation expected to intensify as wind picks up. Fires continue to grow; Red Flag Warning Tonight + Today’s current fire maps and status updates – Updated 6:26 am PDT 10/13/17 Fire pushes into City of Sonoma’s NE corner driven by Red Flag winds. Containment advances on […]

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Nuns Surpasses Atlas as largest active fire. Firefight focused on protecting Kenwood, Oakmont & Rutherford/Oakville area (Updated 8:27 a.m., Oct 17).

See previous coverage here: N. Calif wine country wildfire situation expected to intensify as wind picks up. Fires continue to grow; Red Flag Warning Tonight + Today’s current fire maps and status updates – Updated 6:26 am PDT 10/13/17 Fire pushes into City of Sonoma’s NE corner driven by Red Flag winds. Containment advances on […]

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Truck driver hauling water to firefighters killed – Newest fires strike Sugarloaf area, Rutherford as Nuns Complex spreads over the Mayacamas. Sonoma City battle eases – Updated 8:19 a.m. PDT 10/16/17

BREAKING NEWS – 8:32 a.m. – CAL FIRE PIO said that a truck driver hauling water to firefighters was killed in Napa County when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed off the side of the Oakville Grade abut 2 miles west of Highway 29. No further details are available at this time.   […]

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Favorable winds make for progress in wine country fires fights but Nuns Complex flares in Kenwood & City of Sonoma. Death toll hits state record. Updated 9:11 a.m. PDT 10/15/17

This is a continuation of  several lengthy articles we have been updating since Sunday, Oct. 8, and which are now archived. Those articles can be found here: N. Calif wine country wildfire situation expected to intensify as wind picks up. Fires continue to grow; Red Flag Warning Tonight + Today’s current fire maps and status […]

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Fire pushes into City of Sonoma’s NE corner driven by Red Flag winds. Containment advances on other fires. Death toll rises — Updated 5:36 pm PDT 10/14/17

This is a continuation of two, now-lengthy articles we have been updating since Sunday and which are now archived. Those articles can be found here: N. Calif wine country wildfire situation expected to intensify as wind picks up. Fires continue to grow; Red Flag Warning Tonight + Today’s current fire maps and status updates – […]

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Fires continue to grow; Red Flag Warning Tonight + Today’s current fire maps and status updates – Updated 6:26 am PDT 10/13/17

This article is no longer being updated. Please click over to the newest one: Fire pushes into City of Sonoma’s NE corner driven by Red Flag winds. Containment advances on other fires. Death toll rises This is a continuation of the now-lengthy article we have been updating since Sunday. That article can be found here: […]

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The smoking ruins of Paradise Ridge Winery

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Suisun/Green Valley area in Solano County under mandatory evacuation orders as Atlas fire crests ridge

For information on this winegrowing area see: Suisun/Green Valley vineyards get respect from Napa & seek more distance from Solano Delta grapes OFFICIAL NOTICE FROM SOLANO COUNTY A MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER has been issued by the Solano County Office of Emergency Services for the Green Valley area west of Green Valley Road from Mason, north […]

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