PHOTOS: Fire in Northern California burns homes, forcing evacuations

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  • ST. HELENA, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 27: The Glass Mountain Inn burns as the Glass Fire moves through the area on September 27, 2020 in St. Helena, California. The fast moving Glass fire has burned over 1,000 acres and has destroyed homes. Much of Northern California is under a red flag warning for high fire danger through Monday evening. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Read More »

NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (NewsNation Now) — A rapidly growing wildfire in northern California is forcing evacuations in wine country and has already destroyed several homes.

The Glass Fire was last measured at 2,500 acres with 0% contained, according to CAL Fire.

Photos captured in St. Helena, California, showed the Glass Mountain Inn, a Bed & Breakfast in wine country, burning as the Glass Fire moved through the area.

The Glass Fire is one of three new fires burning in the North Bay area, according to NewsNation affiliate KRON-TV.

Evacuations were underway early Monday morning in Napa and Sonoma Counties, including a hospital, which shut down and evacuated patients.

Earlier on Sunday, 65,000 California electric customers had their power shut off.

Red Flag Warnings were issued for much of the state on Monday. Winds were expected to gust up to 55 mph in some areas. Temperatures in southern California were expected to be 10-15 degrees above normal.

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