The Napa Valley Unified School District announced that all schools would be closed Monday due to the fires. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Sonoma, Napa and Yuba counties because of multiple fires in the areas.
The Tubbs fire broke out near the northern end of the city, forcing the evacuations of hundreds of homes as well as two hospitals.
The state's fire chief called the damage estimates for the fires conservative and said they were burning throughout an eight-county stretch of northern California, including Napa, Sonoma and Yuba.
Cal Fire said the Atlas Fire, south of Napa County's Lake Berryessa, had spread across 25,000 acres. Video posted by a local ABC news reporter showed hospital staff wheeling gurneys through thick smoke as a fire raged in the trees behind them. Officials also said the Kaiser and Sutter hospitals in Santa Rosa had been evacuated.
The California Highway Patrol Santa Rosa Division said in a tweet early Monday that the community of Kenwood, in unincorporated Sonoma County, also was evacuated. One of the largest was in the area of Porter Creek Road and Petrified Forest Road near Calistoga where mandatory evacuations were ordered for residents along Porter Creek, Petrified Forest, Franz Valley and Mountain Home Ranch Rd.
There will be no regularly scheduled Santa Rosa CityBus service Monday as a result of the wildfires in the North Bay, Santa Rosa fire officials said. The fire is believed to have begun late Sunday night near Highway 128 in Napa County and progressed towards Santa Rosa city limits.
Elderly people, children and those with respiratory illnesses are particularly susceptible to the smoky conditions and should take extra precautions, air district officials said. Gusts were predicted to be in the 30 miles per hour range in the area of the fire. "I mean blazing, falling down on fire". The county is working to set up shelters at fairgrounds to house animals. KPIX reported flames near the Domaine Carneros winery.
The Napa Valley Register reported that authorities have been going to homes north of Silverado Resort asking residents to leave.
Smoke from the multiple fires may create a health hazard, Napa County warned.
At least one person lost their life as the Redwood Complex Fire snatched up 4,500 acres in flames.