Video shows destruction of Glass Fire burning thousands of acres in Napa County

ByABC7 News Staff KGO logo
Monday, September 28, 2020
Path of destruction: Aerial look at Glass Fire
Video shows the battle firefighters face in containing the fast-moving Glass Fire that started in St. Helena Sunday morning.

ST. HELENA, Calif. (KGO) -- The Glass Fire burning northwest of St. Helena in Napa County has as of 7 p.m. Sunday grown to more than 2,500 acres, with zero percent containment, and is threatening almost 2,300 structures, according to CAL FIRE.

The wildfire was first reported at about 3:50 a.m. Sunday near the 200 block of North Crystal Springs Rd., about four miles northwest of the city of St. Helena.

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Almost 900 firefighters from numerous local fire departments and CAL FIRE are working the fire. Officials say air tankers are helping in the fight when conditions permit.

CAL FIRE added overnight firefighting crews will work on perimeter control, defending structures and evacuation planning.

PHOTOS: Striking photos capture crews battling Glass Fire burning thousands of acres in Napa County

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Flames from the Glass Fire lick up a tree in St. Helena, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.
AP Photo/Noah Berger

Firefighters said hot temperatures and low humidity, combined with erratic winds, should make fighting the Glass Fire difficult.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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