Community members plan to raise $1.5 million to base two Fire Boss planes here for an early jump on wildfires.
Wildfire prevention advocates have created a five-year plan to reduce the fire risk in key parts of Napa County.
A helicopter capable of 1,000-gallon water dumps and 46 more firefighters will be assigned to protect the county this year, officials have announced.
An Upvalley group is offering to base quick-response firefighting planes in Napa County to help prevent the next big wildfire.
A 200-foot-wide shaded fire break is intended to promote forest health and reduce the chance of catastrophic wildfires.
A local group is offering to base quick-response firefighting planes in Napa County to help prevent the next big wildfire.
In an attempt to prevent wildfires, the utility is removing vegetation from around power lines. But it’s leaving downed trees on people’s property that are “little fire bombs waiting to ignite,” one expert says.
Despite recent light rains, the vegetation in Congress Valley was dry enough to burn Wednesday morning.
Winds exceeding 80 mph were recorded at the top of the Mayacamas mountains on the valley's western border.
The Pope Fire burning outside Angwin and St. Helena is holding at 61 acres with containment up to 80%, Cal Fire said Sunday morning.
The number of homes under mandatory evacuation continues to shrink.
Containment advances on the Glass Fire in Napa County as forecasts point to local temperatures returning to the 90s starting Tuesday.
The number of destroyed Napa homes has now topped 300.
Cal Fire condemns private property owners setting their own backfires.
Even with 5,000 Calistoga residents allowed to return home Sunday, 7,500 Napa County residents still remained under evacuation orders Monday morning.
The Glass Fire has destroyed 341 homes and commercial structures in Napa County.
Cal Fire said the Glass Fire has destroyed 107 Napa County homes.