Atlas fire and adjacent fires
|Location||Napa County, California|
|Date(s)||October 8, 2017– October 28, 2017|
|Burned area||51,057 acres (207 km2)|
|Location of Atlas Fire|
The Atlas Fire was a 2017 wildfire burning in Napa County, California north of the city of Napa, near Napa Soda Springs. It was one of fourteen large fires simultaneously burning in eight Northern California counties, in what was called the "Northern California firestorm". Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency.
The fire, which started on October 8, had by October 12 burned 51,057 acres (207 km2) of land, and was 77% contained. By October 12, the fire stretched from Lake Berryessa south to Napa, but a firebreak was established across Atlas Peak Road.
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On October 12, winds were forecast to reach 40 mph, but were lighter than expected, slowing the growth of the fire.
After the evacuation center at Crosswalk Church quickly reached maximum capacity, one was opened at Napa Valley College and St. Apollinaris Catholic Church. There are other evacuations centers such as:
- Allan Witt Park, 1741 W Texas St, Fairfield,
- Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, and
- Fairfield High School, 205 E. Atlantic Avenue, Fairfield.
- Sonoma Raceway open their campgrounds.
The evacuations for Solano County are Upper and Lower Green Valley, Eastridge, and the community of twin sisters along Suisun Valley road. The advisory is for the Lakes, and The Shopping Centers for Cordelia. In Sonoma, there were mandatory evacuation orders first at Seventh Street East, Castle Road, and Lovall Valley Road; then at East Napa Street. An evacuation advisory was issued for parts of the city of Napa.
- Tubbs fire
- 2017 California wildfires
- List of California wildfires
- October 2017 Northern California wildfires
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