Dear Soda Canyon Friends & Neighbors,
If you have not already heard, there is another fire in our midst, known as the Hennessey Fire (ABC NEWS: Hennessey Fire: Evacuations ordered in Vacaville as wildfire destroys dozens of homes
). Attached to this email are a few pictures taken earlier this afternoon (around 5pm) and this evening from upper Soda Canyon. Below are a couple of maps:
Thanks to prompt communications about the fire from Glenn Salva, Glenn Schreuder (aka Evil Knievel), and Shelle Wolfe earlier today, Smokey (me, Anthony) and the Bandit (Nikko) were quickly alerted, brought out of an all-too-brief retirement from 2017 SCR fire duty, made haste to Napa, and got up the hill before the roadblocks were put in place.
Thankfully, the afternoon winds were not too strong (~5-10mph) and were blowing northeast and AWAY from Soda Canyon. As a result, I am very pleased to report that the fire has not yet crested Atlas Peak and we obviously hope it stays that way. In fact, the current winds are nonexistent and it was actually an incredibly calm and peaceful evening, albeit for the orange glow lighting up the northern Foss Valley sky...
We will do our best to keep everyone updated, but please know that we are at our house (3030 Soda Canyon) for the foreseeable future, and if you need anything, please do not hesitate to call/email/swing by and let us know how we can help.
Again, everything is quiet, and the power is still on up here, which is obviously a good sign. Rest easy and we hope to have more good news tomorrow.