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Published on February 22, 2024
Napa Valley Home Engulfed by Flames, Residents Evacuate Safely as Firefighters Battle BlazeSource: Google Street View

Blaze torched a Napa Valley home late last night, with CAL FIRE and local fire departments responding to the emergency in Deer Park. The fire, which engulfed a residence on the 900 block of Sanitarium Road, was reported to have consumed around 60 percent of the single-story structure when firefighters arrived on the scene. Despite the severity of the flames, all occupants were reported to have safely evacuated the building.

The firefighting team, consisting of CAL FIRE, Napa County Fire, and St. Helena Fire personnel, successfully knocked down the fire. According to an update from CALFIRE LNU's Twitter, the fire had, at one point, involved up to 75 percent of the structure. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported in the aftermath of the incident. Following the containment, firefighters embarked on salvage and overhaul operations to save what remained of the property and commenced an investigation into the cause of the fire.

Circumstances surrounding the fire's ignition remain unclear, but fire officials are working diligently to determine its cause. The intensity of the response necessitated the closure of Upper Sanitarium Road, which became congested with emergency vehicles. The closure and investigation have left local residents with a temporary inconvenience as crews are expected to remain on the scene for several hours, ensuring the site is safe and conducting thorough scrutiny.

Fire crews will continue their work into the night, with their presence a sobering fixture in the community. Continued updates on the fire and its cause are anticipated as the investigation unfolds.