Kincade Fire prompts evacuation warning for Calistoga, parts of Napa Co.

Kincade Fire

NAPA COUNTY (KRON) — Parts of Napa County, including the city of Calistoga, are under an evacuation warning, CAL FIRE announced Sunday afternoon.

This means people living in the area need to be ready to go should that evacuation become mandatory.

The wind has not died down in Calistoga but there is no smell of smoke at this time.

“Be safe, be prepared, have your bag ready to go, obviously pay attention,” Mayor Chris Canning said.

Words of advice from Calistoga Mayor, who anticipates the evacuation advisory to remain in effect throughout Sunday night.

“We have seen a few ashes here and there but that’s because the wind was blowing the other way,” Mitch Felland said.

Many people stopped at Cal Mart, the local grocery store in Downtown Calistoga to grab ice, water, and food because they have no power at home due to the shutoff.

“Zero power. Just about to hook up my generator but I’m also on well water so I have no water,” Brad Aves said.

Brad Aves said he’s ok with his power being off if it means his house and property remain safe.

“I’m definitely OK with it. Gosh, it would’ve been worse had they not,” Aves said.

The Kincade Fire can be seen from areas of Calistoga and the wind is blowing the smoke fast. People have stopped on the side of the road to watch before heading home to prepare to leave should the evacuation become mandatory.

The evacuation warning is effective immediately in Calistoga and Napa County, north of Diamond Mountain Road to Dunaweal Lane and west of Pickett Road.

The warning is also in place east of the Sonoma-Napa County line and south of the Lake-Napa County line.

An evacuation center is available for residents at Napa Valley College at 2277 Napa Valley Highway.

The Kincade Fire has burned 30,000 acres since it began Wednesday night.

Hundreds of thousands of Sonoma County residents remain under evacuation orders as the fire continues to grow.

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