Gov. Newsom tours Glass Fire damage in Napa County

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Thursday, October 1, 2020
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NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Governor Newsom is in Napa County Thursday to view the damage from the Glass Fire firsthand.

The fire continues to grow in Napa and Sonoma Counties. It's burned close to 52,000 acres. Right now, it is only 2% contained.

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There are more evacuation orders with flames now threatening more than 26,000 structures. The fire has destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes so far.

Gov. Gavin Newsom toured damaged left behind by the Glass Fire at an elementary school in Napa County, where he promised to seek long-term solution to California's wildfire problem once immediate fire suppression was complete.

"I've got four young kids in elementary school. I can't imagine for the kids, the families seeing these images, what's going through your mind," Newsom said. "We're in it for the long haul. We're not just here for a moment. We have your backs and we're very sorry you're going through all this."

Last night, DC10's and helicopters worked until sunset, dropping retardent and water on the fire. They brought in more firefighters from across the state to try and help them as they take on today's bad weather, day five of the fire.

They tried hard to take advantage of yesterday's calm weather before today's fire friendly weather rolls in. Firefighters are preparing for dry and breezy conditions with the Red Flag Warning going into effect this afternoon.

VIDEO: Powerful imagery of destructive Glass Fire

Video shows the battle firefighters face in containing the fast-moving Glass Fire that started in St. Helena Sunday morning.

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