The LNU Lightning Complex fires in Napa, Lake, Sonoma and Solano counties has, as of Sunday night, burned almost 348,000 acres since it was started Monday night by a dry-lightning strike, resulting in four deaths, 871 structures destroyed, 234 more damaged and more than 30,000 other structures still threatened, Cal Fire said Sunday night.
Many mandatory evacuations remain in place. Continued fire growth is expected throughout the night, Cal Fire said, with “extreme fire behavior” continuing to challenge firefighting efforts. Fires continue to spread in multiple directions at various places.
And weather forecasts through Tuesday offer no relief – more dry lightning and thunderstorms that could cause erratic winds, extreme fire behavior within the existing fires, are expected. And Cal Fire says the threat is ripe for new fires to start.
As for the LNU Complex’s largest blazes:
- Hennessey Fire (Napa and Lake counties) 290,102 acres as of Sunday night, with 22 percent containment.
- Walbridge Fire (Sonoma County) 52,068 acres and 5 percent contained as of 7 p.m. Sunday.
- Meyers Fire (Sonoma County) The fire north of Jenner is currently 2,360 acres and 95 percent contained.