Sonoma/Napa Fires Grow to 46,225 Acres with 50 Structures Burned and Thousands More Threatened
The wildfires in Sonoma and Napa Counties that were caused by lightning over the weekend have grown to become the LNU Complex Fire, which has reach 46,225 acres with no containment. As of this morning, 50 structures have burned and 1,500 are threatened as the evacuations continue throughout the area.
Driving through Steele Canyon Rd during the #HennesseyFire in Napa County #FireWx @CAL_FIRE pic.twitter.com/KbA4jwRL3P— Ethan Swope (@EthanSwopePhoto) August 19, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency Tuesday as fires throughout the state continue to force evacuations and ravage communities. Photos and videos online show a grim situation with houses burning through the night and firefighters desperately attempting to get the flames under control.
Hairy conditions as the #LNULightningComplex fire burns along both sides of Berryessa Knoxville Road near Lake Berryessa. @GettyImagesNews @CAL_FIRE pic.twitter.com/EVWKsgsump— Justin Sullivan (@sullyfoto) August 19, 2020
Here is a overview of the LNU Complex Fire, which includes 7 fires with no containment:
Hennessey Fire: Hennessey Ridge Road in Napa County, Califonia. The fire is current 12,500 acres and 0% contained. 1 structure, 2 outbuldings have been destroyed.
Gamble Fire: Berryessa Knoxville Road, West of Brooks. Fire is currently 13,000 acres and 0% contained.
Green Fire: Near Putah Creek Bridge / Berressa Knoxville Rd. Fire is currently 8,000 acres and 0% contained.
Spanish Fire: Near Spanish Flat. Fire is currently 4,000 acres and 0% contained.
Markley Fire: Near Monticello dam. Fire is 5,000 acres and 0% contained. Morgan Fire: Fire is 2,200 acres and 0% contained
Wallbridge Fire: West of Healdsburg. The fire is currently 1,500 acres and 0% contained.
Myers Fire: North of Jenner. The fire is currently 25 acres and 0% contained.
- Highway 128 from Lower Chiles Valley Road to Monticello Road
- Highway 128 from Chiles Pope Valley Road to Lower Chiles Valley Road
- Chiles Pope Valley Road from Highway 128 to Lower Chiles Valley Road
- All of Hennessey Ridge Road
- From Moskowite Corner to Wooden Valley Rd, Including the community of Circle Oaks
- Atlas Peak from the Bubbing Well Pet Cemetary at 2462 Atlas Peak Rd to the dead endFrom Loma Vista Rd / Soda Canyon Rd to the dead end
- All of Steele Canyon Rd from Hwy 128 to and including the Berryessa Highlands Sub Divison
- Wragg Canyon Rd – from Hwy 128 to the end of the road, including Pleasure Cove Resort
- Chiles Pope Valley Road – From Lower Chiles Valley Road to Pope Canyon Road
- North of Austin Creek Recreational Area
- East of The Cedars
- Mill Creek Road west of the intersection of Puccioni Road
- South of Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road
- South of Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Road
- West of West Dry Creek Road and Westside Road
- North of Sweetwater Springs Road and McCray Ridge Road
- East of the East Austin Creek (the actual creek)
- West of Meyers Grade Road to the coast
- South of Fort Ross Road
- North of Russian Gulch State Beach
- North of Austin Cree Recreational Area
- East of Cedars
- West of Mill Creek Rd
- South of Stewarts Point-Skaggs Spring Road
Additional evacuatations are ongoing, more to follow
Crosswalk Community Church
2590 First Street
Napa, CA 94558
Animal Evacuation Center:
Napa County Animal Shelter
942 Hartle Court
Napa, CA 94559
Here are some photos/videos that show you the devastation of the LNU Complex Fires:
Absolutely devastating scene on English Hills Road in Vacaville. So sad. pic.twitter.com/791x1fyxnU— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) August 19, 2020
The 130-year-old Nichelini Family Winery is fighting to survive the #HennesseyFire. https://t.co/Z9w0AVzeFN @mercnews pic.twitter.com/SaVEOgSbZQ— Karl Mondon (@karlmondon) August 18, 2020
The #HennesseyFire Fills The Sky Over #Yountville. @CAL_FIRE Is Working to Contain 60 Lightning Fires in Napa, Sonoma & Lake Co. Tonight. pic.twitter.com/tQbQuMp1qa— Anne OÃ±ate (@TVHOTSHOT2) August 18, 2020
(Part 2) – Wild day/night/morning shooting the #LNULightningComplex fire in #napa and #vacaville. Started as the #HennesseyFire pic.twitter.com/fX7rn8vjlt— Josh Edelson (@JoshEdelson) August 19, 2020
@KTVU @BillMartinKTVU interesting rings at the top of the smoke column of the #HennesseyFire from my back yard in Napa. pic.twitter.com/8xsD2wszdg— Jlo (@imabadaxe) August 19, 2020
Every fire season, I think it can't get worse. It does though, Every year. The scary part about the #HennesseyFire? This area burns every few years. https://t.co/GnksH5g0Nu @NorthBayNews @NWSBayArea @NWSSacramento pic.twitter.com/tKOtHP6e46— Kent Porter (@kentphotos) August 19, 2020
Difficult to send images of the #HennesseyFire in Napa County, due to the remote location of the blaze, so here are few from today. @NorthBayNews #CAwx #FireSeason2020 @NWSBayArea pic.twitter.com/T3faCLCVMF— Kent Porter (@kentphotos) August 18, 2020
Wild day/night/morning shooting the #LNULightningComplex fire in #napa and #vacaville. Started as the #HennesseyFire pic.twitter.com/2W1raYGUg5— Josh Edelson (@JoshEdelson) August 19, 2020
Current situation, the LNU Complex fire is very active right now.— Michael Cuffe (@MikeCuffe) August 18, 2020
The LNU Lightning Complex is comprised of two separate fires (Hennessey Fire and Gamble Fire). #LNUComplexFire #HennesseyFire #GambleFire #Wildfire #MichaelCuffe #NapaValley #Yountville #CALFIRE pic.twitter.com/OsvW0IyjiF
Nightmare in Napa County â€” #lnucomplexfire has burned more than 32k acres, no containment, people were reportedly trapped and injured overnight – mandatory evacuations are still in place. We have @Clayton_Sandell is there live and Iâ€™ll be bringing you the hot, dry forecast. pic.twitter.com/az07ajoNwP— Ginger Zee (@Ginger_Zee) August 19, 2020