We now have a wildfire near Calistoga that broke out Tuesday morning, and it has grown to 50 acres and counting in the area of Old Lawley Toll Road.

The Toll Fire began around 9:40 am Tuesday, and has quickly grown in size, marking the second significant wildfire in Napa County of the season. The first, the Crystal Fire, scorched about 60 acres in St. Helena in early June.

300 firefighters are on the scene, according to Cal Fire, along with three helicopters, and video shows fire retardant and water being dumped on the area from above.

"The fire is wind-driven, burning side-slope to the southwest," Cal Fire says. "It is still east of Silverado Trail."

The fire is burning in the hills north of Calistoga, just north of where the Glass Fire began in 2021, on a "road dotted with residences and wineries," as the Press Democrat reports.

Map via Cal Fire

The Toll Fire has prompted evacuation orders for two zones, known as E113 and E103, and these orders are reportedly affecting around 114 people, per the Press Democrat.

The very early start to the wildfire season in California has mostly been concentrated in the far East Bay, and in the wilderness to our north and south.

The Point Fire near Lake Sonoma, which is now fully extingished, broke out in mid-June and grew to over 1,200 acres. Other large wildfires have been burning in Colusa and Sacramento counties.

Last week, the Apache Fire burned 691 acres in Butte County, near Oroville and Chico, before being fully contained by the week's end.

Photo via Cal Fire LNU