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Bay Briefing: Wine Country left reeling from loss of homes, wineries

Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Wednesday, Sept. 30, and San Francisco is at a new coronavirus reopening milestone. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Catastrophic fire for Wine Country

The Glass Fire grew to more than 46,000 acres on Tuesday, and more than 80,000 people in Napa and Sonoma counties were under evacuation orders from the fire. Eighty homes have been destroyed and numerous wineries and restaurants have either been reduced to rubble or seriously damaged by the fire.

As the fire continues to burn, some Wine Country restaurateurs are losing hope that 2020 will bring with it an eventual return to normalcy, Justin Phillips reports.

But among those promising to rebuild is the famed Restaurant at Meadowood, which was left completely gutted by the fire.

Executive chef Christopher Kostow says he hasn’t had the chance to think about whether he will return to a rebuilt

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Bay Briefing: Glass Fire forces 68,000 people from their homes

Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Tuesday, Sept. 29, and yes, there is actually a presidential debate this evening. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

A familiar pattern

A chaotic wildfire that has already burned dozens of homes, destroyed wineries and forced about 68,000 people to evacuate continued to burn across Wine Country overnight.

Three wildfires that broke out on the east and west sides of St. Helena on Sunday spread quickly through extremely dry grasslands and merged into the Glass Fire by Monday morning. The fire has charred more than 36,000 acres and was not contained at all as of Monday afternoon. The city of Calistoga is now under a mandatory evacuation order and Santa Rosa City Schools have canceled all online classes through Wednesday.

Read more here and follow the live updates here.


• Here’s what we know about the Bay Area’s latest wildfire.

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