California wildfire forces mandatory evacuations in Napa


LATEST May. 31, 6:30 p.m. Cal Fire reported that the Old Fire in Soda Canyon, Napa County, has grown to 200 acres, with containment remaining at 5%.

Images streamed from an Alert Wildfire camera in the region showed red fire retardant falling from aircraft over the blaze. 

May. 31, 5 p.m. A 100-acre brush fire in Napa County, first reported at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, is threatening structures and has forced mandatory evacuations, authorities say. 

Napa County Office of Emergency Services issued a mandatory evacuation of residences between 1300 Soda Canyon Road to the dead end of that road. That approximately four-mile stretch is home to several wineries and vineyards including Relic Wine Cellars and Antica Napa Valley. 

Soda Canyon Road and the Silverado Trail road have also been closed in the region until further notice. 

In a tweet outlining the alert, Cal Fire named the blaze the Old Fire. 

The California Fire Scanner account reported that Cal Fire’s response is underway.

The blaze is visible on the Alert Wildfire cam position to the south of Soda Canyon. Find the live stream here.

Shortly after 5 p.m, Cal Fire reported that the fire was 5% contained.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information is available.