UPDATE: Glass Fire now 50 percent contained, at 66k acres burned

The Glass Fire as of Tuesday morning, Oct 6.(napsg.maps.arcgis.com)

The Glass Fire burning in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties has reached 50 percent containment as of Tuesday morning, according to Cal Fire.

That number is up markedly from Monday morning, when the state fire agency reported the fire was 30 percent contained.

The blaze that started Sept. 27 has burned 66,840 acres and has destroyed 310 homes in Sonoma County and 290 in Napa County, along with destroying or damaging hundreds of other structures.

Cal Fire officials said Tuesday morning that “aggressive mop up and tactical patrol continue in areas where the fire’s forward progress has stopped.” Local assistance centers have been set up in both Napa and Sonoma counties to help affected residents access government services and relief programs. The centers are at the Napa County Health and Human Services campus at 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building A, Napa, and Maria Carillo High School, 6975 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa.


REPORTED ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 5

The Glass Fire as of Monday afternoon, Oct 5.(napsg.maps.arcgis.com)

The Glass Fire in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties had burned more than 65,000 acres and was 30 percent contained as of Monday morning, according to Cal Fire.

Those numbers ticked up slightly from Sunday evening on the fire that started Sept. 27 and has destroyed 252 homes in Napa County and 235 in Sonoma County, along with destroying or damaging hundreds of other buildings.

Hot and dry conditions have contributed to the spread of the Glass Fire, which has no estimated date yet for full containment.

More than 36,000 people have been evacuated at various points because of the fire. A local assistance center is opening Monday at the Napa County Health and Human Services campus at 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building A, in Napa.

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