Photos: Napa and Sonoma counties under assault from Glass and Shady fires

Members of the Santa Rosa Fire Department stand before a hill in flames.
Santa Rosa firefighters monitor the Shady fire Sunday as it makes its way toward homes along Mountain Hawk Drive in the Northern California city.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Patches of ground are alight as firefighters work amid rows of grapes in Napa County.
Firefighters from the Sacramento Fire Department take part in an operation near a property along Crystal Springs Road.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

California’s wine county is once again facing threats from wildfires.

The Glass fire broke out early Sunday west of Highway 29 near Deer Park. Despite a strong firefighting response, the fire expanded steadily through the day, growing to at least 2,500 acres.

Authorities are calling the fire in the Spring Mountain region the Boysen fire. Slightly to the west in Sonoma County is the Shady fire, which was prompting evacuation warnings above Kenwood, along Los Alamos Road.


The fires were driven by strong, gusty winds, which were expected to last through late Monday. The National Weather Service said strong winds, warm temperatures and low humidity would continue through 9 p.m. Monday.

Shady fire in Sonoma County

An emergency responder evacuates an Oakmont Gardens resident in a wheelchair.
An emergency responder evacuates a resident of the Oakmont Gardens senior home as the Shady fire approaches in Santa Rosa.
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)
Children douse a smoldering patch of ground in water.
Brody Carrington, 12, and Emmilia Carrington, 15, look for smoldering patches from the Shady fire near their home in the Skyhawk community in Santa Rosa.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

The Shady fire burns structures early Monday in Santa Rosa, Calif.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Wildlife runs amid smoke and flames.
Wildlife runs in the engulfed Skyhawk Park on Monday as firefighters battle the Shady fire.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Burning embers look like streaks in the night sky as flames engulf structures in Santa Rosa.
The Shady fire burns homes Monday in the Skyhawk community of Santa Rosa.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Fire can be seen through an American flag flapping in the wind.
An American flag flaps in the wind as the Shady fire burns.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Glass fire in Napa County

The two-story Black Rock Inn is fully engulfed in flames.
Flames from the Glass fire consume the Black Rock Inn in St. Helena, Calif.
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)
Shelves of wine bottles are charred.
Charred wine bottles sit amid rubble at Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga.
(Noah Berger / Associated Press)
A man stands near a vehicle totally destroyed by fire.
Resident Osvaldo Ramirez walks away from his burned vehicle in St. Helena.
(Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images)
Flames burn in vegetation in St. Helena.
The Glass fire burns along the Silverado Trail in Napa County near the Chateau Boswell Winery on Sunday.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
A firefighter sprays a hose amid smoky haze.
Firefighters work to contain the Glass fire along Sanitarium Road in Napa County on Sunday.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Firefighters from the Sacramento Fire Department work to contain the Glass fire in Napa County.
Firefighters from the Sacramento Fire Department take part in an operation near a property along Crystal Springs Road in Napa County.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Black clouds billow up beneath a firefighting aircraft making water drops.
A firefighting aircraft makes drops over hot spots Sunday at the Viader Vineyards & Winery in Deer Park, Calif.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
A woman corrals goats to evacuate.
Jessica Sanders helps corral goats Sunday to evacuate them as firefighters work to contain the nearby Glass fire in St. Helena.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Times photographers Kent Nishimura and Brian van der Brug talk about shooting wildfires in a year when the blazes seem more destructive than ever.

Fears of a significant spread of the Bobcat fire dissipated as Santa Ana winds failed to materialize, but foothill communities remain on high alert.


The skies around the Bay Area and other parts of Northern California took on an eerie glow as smoke from several fires enveloped the region.