A fire on Atlas Peak Road on Thursday burned a two-story house and an addition under construction. The fire continued to burn as of press time.
No one was in the home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported, CalFire/Napa County Fire Division Chief David Shew said.
As of 7:30 p.m., firefighters were expected to remain at the scene of the fire in the 2300 block of Atlas Peak Road all night, fire officials said.
“It’s going to be a long, stubborn fire to fight,” Shew said.
The first call of a fire came at 5:24 p.m., Shew said. The fire also burned less than an acre of vegetation near the residence, CalFire said. That wildland fire was contained at about 7:30 p.m.
A CalFire Air Attack team was sent to the scene along about 10 fire engines from various Napa County fire agencies and a California Department of Corrections inmate crew.
Along with fire engines, firefighters used equipment to pump water from a backyard swimming pool to attack the flames.
The home, which belongs to winemaker Jayson Pahlmeyer, is a modern style residence with sweeping views of the Napa Valley. As of 8 p.m., both the main house and the addition continued to burn.
Firefighters were called back from the roof as the structure started to buckle.
The cause of the fire was unknown as of 8 p.m. Thursday, Shew said. It is also unclear where the fire started.
Neighbor Jeanne Evans said she was about to hop into her Jacuzzi when she heard the fire sirens. She and her husband Gordon and another neighbor helped carry photo albums and books firefighters had removed from the home.
Pahlmeyer was to host his daughter’s wedding at his home on Saturday, Evans said. She and her husband said they offered Pahlmeyer their home for the wedding.
A disastrous fire burned the area on June 22, 1981, blackening 23,600 acres within 24 hours. That fire caused $36 million in damage and destroyed 65 structures. No one was killed in the blaze.