Aerial Imagery Captures 'Old Fire' Burning in California Wine Country

A wildfire broke out in Northern California’s wine country on Tuesday, May 31, leading authorities to order evacuations near the city of Napa.

By Tuesday evening, the “Old Fire” had grown to 376 acres and was only 5 percent contained, CAL FIRE reported. Officials issued evacuation orders along Soda Canyon Road in Napa County.

This aerial imagery, released the Orange County Fire Authority’s Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System (FIRIS), shows the Old Fire burning on Tuesday afternoon. Credit: FIRIS via Storyful

Video transcript

- Intel, one, two. May 31, 2022, 1738 hours. We have the old [INAUDIBLE]. Jurisdiction is LNU. 376 acres. This will be video number one for this fire. This is 8 miles North of the Napa County Airport. And we're currently looking from the south to the north.

Go IR. You can see the fire has burned uphill, general northward direction. And we've got grass, shrub, and timber. We do have structures threatened on the fire. End report. Intel, one, two. May 31--

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