Napa, California — Firefighters battled a massive wildfire raging out of control in Napahoma County, as temperatures soared past 50 degrees Fahrenheit and winds whipped winds of more than 40 mph.
More than 30,000 homes were evacuated Tuesday morning as firefighters battled the Napa Fire.
The blaze is still burning in Napawas central valley and neighboring Sonoma County.
Residents were told to shelter in place.
The Napa County Sheriff’s Department said the fire was about 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of the Napawassas-Sonoma International Airport and threatened about 400 homes in the area.
The fire was brought under control by late Wednesday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office said.
It had charred a large swath of land, damaging at least 11 structures, including a gas station and a grocery store.
The fire was reported in Sonoma and Napawawas counties, and is the state’s third-largest.
The National Weather Service in Santa Rosa forecast winds of 30 mph (50 kph) would continue through Thursday, bringing additional heavy rain and potentially a flash flood threat.
A few miles (meters) from the fire, fire crews were working to control a blaze near a gas company’s substation.
The flames were just about a mile (meter) from where the station is located, said Mike DeWalt, a spokesman for the Gas Co. of Sonoma.
The gas station was evacuated after flames tore through its roof.