CALISTOGA, CA—A wildfire in the Wine Country has burned more than 36,000 acres, destroyed some 113 structures and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in Napa and Sonoma counties. The Glass Fire ignited on Sunday at 3:50 a.m. near Calistoga and was fanned by dry wind gusts. The subsequent Shady and Boysen fires merged with it, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection or Cal Fire.

One of the wineries consumed in the blaze was Chateau Boswell, established in 1979 by the late Richard Boswell and is currently operated by Susan Boswell. It's one of a handful of family-run private wineries in the region.

The area where the Meadowood Napa Valley resort sits was evacuated on Sunday as the Glass Fire threatened it. At least one of the main resort buildings that houses the Michelin three-star Restaurant at Meadowood was on fire Monday and was not believed to have been saved.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.