Multiple Napa Valley wildfires spread quickly on Monday morning, forcing the evacuation of Silverado Resort just hours after the final round of the PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open concluded Sunday.
In the early morning, several PGA Tour players tweeted nervously as smoke engulfed the area.
I've never run from a wild fire before #napafire
— Patton Kizzire (@pkizzire) October 9, 2017
— Kyle Thompson (@KyleThompsonPGA) October 9, 2017
— Maverick McNealy (@MavMcNealy) October 9, 2017
If anyone is still in Napa, be on your toes cuz there's a massive massive fire pic.twitter.com/vssT1g0j7s
— martin piller (@martinpiller) October 9, 2017
Resort guests were reported to have been safely evacuated, and news images showed temporary tournament structures around the golf course on fire. There is no official word whether the golf course has sustained damage.
Silverado Resort is currently closed in response to wildfires in the local area. Guests & staff have been safely evacuated at this time. pic.twitter.com/jj1iJ3DXK2
— Silverado Resort (@SilveradoResort) October 9, 2017
According to the Napa Valley Register, dozens of homes adjacent to Silverado Resort burned down shortly after the tournament ended Sunday night. The wildfires are responsible for 11 deaths in California’s wine country, two of which have happened in Napa, according to published reports.