North Bay firefighters were tackling multiple fires in Napa and Sonoma counties late Sunday and early Monday. (Courtesy photo)

North Bay firefighters were tackling multiple fires in Napa and Sonoma counties late Sunday and early Monday. (Courtesy photo)

UPDATE: Wildfires prompt state of emergency declaration in Sonoma, Napa, Yuba counties

San Francisco residents were awakened Monday to the smell of smoke coming from fires in Napa and Sonoma counties.

Tens of thousands of acres have burned in multiple wildfires in Napa County, Cal Fire officials said.

The Tubbs Fire, reported in the area of state Highway 128 and Bennett Lane in the Calistoga area, has burned about 35,000 acres, officials said at a 9 a.m. news conference.

The Atlas Fire, initially reported at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, had burned between 8,000 to 12,000 acres south of Lake Berryessa and off of Atlas Peak Road, according to Cal Fire. The blaze was 0 percent contained as of 9 a.m.

A Red Flag Warning was in effect for strong and dry north winds, weather officials said.

San Francisco fire officials warned on Twitter early Monday that residents who smell smoke were likely detecting the North Bay fires.

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Sonoma, Napa and Yuba counties because of the fires

Officials from the Sonoma County Office of Emergency Services said several roads were blocked Monday morning because of fires burning in the county.

Southbound U.S. Highway 101 from Mark West Springs Road, northbound Highway 101 from Bicentennial Way and south of Highway 101 at Highway 12 were blocked, according to county officials.

Elsie Allen High School at 599 Bellevue Ave. and Analy High School at 69 Analy Ave. in Sebastopol have opened as evacuation centers.

Additional shelters were open for evacuees at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair at 1 Citrus Drive, in Cloverdale and the Sebastopol Veterans Memorial Hall at 282 South High St. in Sebastopol.

Sonoma High School at 20000 Broadway in Sonoma was also open for evacuees, county officials said.

Updates on the fires burning in Sonoma County are available at srcity.org/emergency and the Santa Rosa city manager is acting as the county director of emergency services.

All Santa Rosa City School District schools are closed Monday.

A list of shelters and other emergency information can be found here.

State Highway 37 has reopened in both directions between Novato and Vallejo after being closed early Monday morning because of a vegetation fire, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The fire was reported at about 3 a.m. and closed Highway 37 in both directions, according to the CHP.

The eastbound lanes reopened as of shortly before 8 a.m., and the westbound lanes reopened as of shortly before 10 a.m., CHP officials said.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report.Bay Area News

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