Napa County Girds for Peak of Fire Season

October 6, 2022

Napa Valley Register- Barry Eberling

Napa County is bracing for the peak of a 2022 wildfire season that as of Thursday has fortunately been most memorable for what hasn’t happened — a megafire.

Many recent mornings have been foggy or gray in the south county, showing a marine influence. Even record-breaking heat in early September came without scorching winds that mean red-flag fire weather.

“We’ve been very fortunate with the weather,” Deputy Fire Chief Jason Martin said.

One nervous moment came on May 31 when the Old Fire broke out in mountains east of the city of Napa, spewing a big cloud of smoke into the sky. But firefighters contained it to 530 acres with no damage to rural homes.