Bill Hocker | May 31, 2022
From Sugarloaf Ridge 5/31/22 5:18pm
Once again we are reminded how inappropriate it is to consider increasing development and tourism in the box canyon of Soda Canyon Road. The one additional condition imposed on the Mountain Peak project following the court-ordered remand to the BOS over fire safety issues was that no events or tastings would be allowed on red flag days. The county was not on a red flag alert on the day of this fire. The only thing that kept the fire from again engulfing the road (it reached the eastern edge of the road) and moving catastrophically up the canyon was the wind direction.
NVR 6/3/22: Cal Fire investigating whether PG&E power line potentially sparked Old Fire
Nixel Alert 11:50am
Road closure at Soda Canyon Road & Silverado Trail is now lifted. Evacuation Orders in the area are also lifted. Please use caution in the area as crews continue to work.
Update 6/1/22 7:00am
Nixel Alert 11:50pm
Napa County residents previously issued an evacuation order are permitted to return home. Only residents of the area are permitted access at this time.
Please use extreme caution when returning as there is emergency personnel still assigned to the incident.
Crosswalk Community Church evacuation center has been closed.
SR Press Democrat 5/31/22: Old fire grows to 570 acres north of Napa, evacuation center opens
From the 7:40pm Nixle alert:
Due to ongoing wild-land fire activity, Napa County has opened an evacuation center for individuals and households affected by the Old Fire currently active at 2300 Old Soda Springs Rd. Evacuation Orders are still in effect for 1300 Soda Canyon Rd to the dead end.
The Evacuation Center is located at Crosswalk Community Church, 2590 First Street, Napa, CA 94558.
Evacuees in need of food, water, or charging stations are welcome to utilize the Napa County evacuation center. Accommodations for overnight shelter may be announced, if needed.
A community member also sends this information:
In case it's helpful to anyone.... Meritage Hotel has a very nice evacuation rate. they have $99 rooms and 50% off other room categories when you mention the fire and power outage rate.
NVR 5/31/22: UPDATE: Mandatory evacuations orders issued for all of Old Soda Canyon Road due to fire activity