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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Napa County Lightning Fire Complex

Napa County Fire Department/CAL FIRE is currently on scene of a half dozen fires that began overnight. Just after noon today, the largest of the fires that began near Hennessy Ridge Road experienced a significant down draft of winds that caused a rapid expansion of the fire. This fire is named the Hennessy Fire and has currently burned 750 acres. Evacuations areas are listed below. A shelter location is being set up at Crosswalk Community Church in Napa, 2590 First St., Napa CA 94559. Individuals who are seeking shelter are reminded to bring a face covering, practice good hygiene habits and adhere to physical distancing. The shelter will be open only to individuals who are impacted by the fire evacuations and an address verification will be in place.

A second fire, called the ‘Gamble’ fire, has burned 375 acres and is burning near Eastside Rd. but at this time, does not pose an immediate threat to any residences.

The remaining four fires are smaller in size and do not pose an immediate threat to any residences. However, due to unstable atmospheric conditions, residents are asked to remain vigilant. For more information on how you can prepare for wildfires, visit www.readyforwildfire.org

Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued due to the Hennessey Fire, for the following areas:

  • Hwy 128 from Lower Chiles to Monticello
  • Hwy 128 from Chiles Pope Valley Road to Lower Chiles Road
  • Chiles Pope Valley Road from 128 to Lower Chiles Road
  • All of Hennessey Ridge Road

    Evacuation advisories are for the following areas:
  • Hwy 128 at Silverado Trail to Chiles Pope Valley Road, including the Pritchard Hills Area
  • Hwy 128 at Lower Chiles Road to Turtle Rock

    Road closures in area include: 
  • Chiles-Pope Valley Road
  • Sage Canyon Road
  • Highway 128

Please Note: Wildfires are dynamic incidents. Residents near the fire area are asked to remain vigilant and follow the instructions of emergency personnel. Unaffected residents are asked to avoid the area.

Additional orders may be possible. CALFIRE has opened a public information line at (707) 967-4207. For mental health resources and other assistance, please visit readynapacounty.org or call the Napa County Public Information Hotline at 707-253-4540. 

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El Departamento de Bomberos del Condado de Napa / CAL FIRE se encuentra actualmente en la escena de media docena de incendios que comenzaron durante la noche. Justo después del mediodía de hoy, el mayor de los incendios que comenzó cerca de Hennessy Ridge Road experimentó una corriente de vientos que causó un rápido crecimiento del incendio. Este incendio se llama Hennessy Fire y actualmente ha quemado 750 acres. Las áreas de evacuación se enumeran a continuación. Se está instalando un refugio en la iglesia Crosswalk Community Church en Napa, 2590 First St., Napa CA 94559. Se recuerda a las personas afectadas por el incendio que buscan refugio que se cubran la cara, practiquen buenos hábitos de higiene y se adhieran al distanciamiento físico. El refugio estará abierto solo para las personas que se vean afectadas por las evacuaciones de incendios y se requiere una verificación de la domicilio.

Un segundo incendio, llamado incendio "Gamble", ha quemado 375 acres y está ardiendo cerca de Eastside Rd. pero en este momento, no representa una amenaza inmediata para ninguna residencia.

Los cuatro incendios restantes son de menor tamaño y no representan una amenaza inmediata para ninguna residencia. Sin embargo, debido a las condiciones atmosféricas inestables, se pide a los residentes que permanezcan atentos. Para obtener más información sobre cómo puede prepararse para los incendios forestales, visite www.readyforwildfire.org.

Se han emitido órdenes de evacuación obligatorias debido al incendio de Hennessey, para las siguientes áreas:

• Carretera 128 desde Lower Chiles a Monticello

• Carretera 128 desde Chiles Pope Valley Road hasta Lower Chiles Road

• Chiles Pope Valley Road desde 128 hasta Lower Chiles Road

• Todo Hennessey Ridge Road

Los avisos de prepararse para ser evacuados son para las siguientes áreas:

• Carretera 128 en Silverado Trail hasta Chiles Pope Valley Road, incluida la zona de Pritchard Hills

• Carretera 128 en Lower Chiles Road hasta Turtle Rock


Los cierres de carreteras en el área incluyen:

• Carretera Chiles-Pope Valley

• Sage Canyon Road

• Carretera 128

Tenga en cuenta: Los incendios forestales son incidentes dinámicos. Se pide a los residentes cercanos al área del incendio que permanezcan atentos y sigan las instrucciones del personal de emergencia. Se pide a los residentes no afectados que eviten el área.

Es posible que se realicen evacuaciones adicionales. CALFIRE ha abierto una línea de información pública llame al (707) 967-4207. Para recursos de salud mental y otra asistencia, visite readynapacounty.org o llame a la línea directa de información pública del condado de Napa al 707-253-4540.

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