Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (Napa, CA) – On the night of October 8, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) began receiving reports of fires spreading throughout the county, stoked by high winds, ample dry fuel loads, and low humidity. Growers have halted harvest activities at this time and are focusing efforts on safety and providing support to the greater Napa community.
Currently, there are three fires burning in Napa County: the Tubbs, Atlas Peak, and Partrick Fires. As of Tuesday afternoon, all three fires were at 0% containment. NVG will be working with county and state officials to assess the damage incurred on vineyard properties, wineries, housing and the environment. The next steps will be to develop a plan on how to best support growers and the community as Napa rebuilds.
Communication throughout the region remains challenging. Many are without power and cell service is inconsistent.
For status updates and information on safety protocols, Napa Valley Grapegrowers recommends the following resources:
- Congressman Mike Thompson and Napa County officials’ town hall video updates
- Frequently updated fire maps through Cal Fire and Napa County Fire Department
- For updates on fire incidence and road closures, visit the Napa County Sheriff’s Department or visit the Nixle website
- To set up text message alerts through NIXLE, text your zip code to 888-777
The 2017 harvest began the first week of August and was expected to conclude this week.
Please refer to our website for daily updates.
About Napa Valley Grapegrowers
NVG is a non-profit trade organization that has played a vital role in strengthening Napa Valley’s reputation as a world-class viticultural region for 42 years. Its mission is to preserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards. NVG represents 700 Napa County grapegrowers and associated businesses.
For more information, visit www.napagrowers.org. Follow Napa Valley Grapegrowers on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.