Smoke from the Glass Fire rises from the hills on September 27, 2020 in Calistoga, CA. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Evacuation order lifted for City of Calistoga as Glass Fire reaches 17 percent containment

The evacuation order covering the City of Calistoga that was issued six days ago because of imminent threat from the Glass Fire was lifted at 3 p.m. Sunday, with residents of that Napa County city now under an evacuation warning, and allowed to return to their homes at their own risk, city officials said.

Active fire remains in areas near Calistoga, and smoke is likely to be visible. As of Sunday morning the Glass Fire was at 17 percent containment.

The fire remains active “due to windy conditions, with slope and topographic driven runs,” Cal Fire said in an update Sunday morning. “Critically low fuel moisture, very warm and dry weather conditions are contributing to very active fire behavior. “

Available routes of travel into Calistoga at this time include: Highway 29 north to Calistoga, Petrified Forest Road, and Highway 128 south to Calistoga.

All roadways within Calistoga city limits are free of debris and passable. However, in areas immediately surrounding the Calistoga city limits certain roadways are impassable and are likely to remain closed for several days until determined to be safe. Current road closures late Sunday afternoon include state Highway 29/Lake County Highway south from Lake County to Tubbs Lane, and Silverado Trail between Dunaweal and Zinfandel Lanes.

Earlier Sunday, an evacuation warning was upgraded to an evacuation order for areas of northern Napa County bordered on the west by state Highway 29 at the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park trailhead, on the north by Livermore Road, on the east by Aetna Mine Road, the Napa County Office of Emergency Services said.

Evacuation centers are open at Crosswalk Community Church, 2590 First St. in Napa and Napa Valley College at 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway in Napa.

County officials said those seeking shelter must bring a face covering, practice good hygiene habits, and adhere to physical distancing. The center will be open only to people impacted by the fire evacuations and an address verification will be required.

Bay Area NewsCaliforniaWildfires

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at

Just Posted

At least 142 San Francisco International Airport workers have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 as of Wednesday. (Courtesy photo)
Airlines, business groups fight new health insurance requirements for SFO workers

Heathy Airport Ordinance would require companies tooffer family coverage or increase contributions

The Hall of Justice building at 850 Bryant St. is notorious for sewage leaks and is known to be seismically unsafe. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFPD speeding up Hall of Justice exit after another ‘large leak’

San Francisco police can’t get out of the decrepit Hall of Justice… Continue reading

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, said Tuesday that student would not be back in school before the end of this calendar year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Superintendent: City schools will not reopen before the end of the year

San Francisco public schools won’t reopen to students for the rest of… Continue reading

The Telegraph Quartet is pictured during its SF Music Day 2020 recording session at the striking, beautifully lit and almost empty Herbst Theatre. (Courtesy Marcus Phillips)
SF Music Day goes virtual with Herbst broadcast

Performers pre-record sets in empty, iconic theater

The admissions process at the academically competitive Lowell High School is set to change this year due to coronavirus restritions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lowell’s selective admissions process put on hold this year — and more changes may be in the works

School board votes unanimously to use normal student assignment lottery for competitive school

Most Read