Source via: CalFire
Last Updated: October 5, 2015 6:30 pm
Date/Time Started: September 12, 2015 1:24 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit
County: Lake, Napa and Sonoma Counties
Location: southern Lake County
Acres Burned - Containment: 76,067 acres - 99% contained
Structures Threatened: 2,953 residential
Structures Destroyed: 1,958 structures destroyed, 93 structures damaged
Evacuations: Residents are being allowed back into all communities affected by the Valley Fire.
Red Cross Shelters:
Twin Pine Casino, 22223 SR 29 in Middletown.
Injuries: 4 firefighters injured, 4 civilian fatalities
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: Lake County, Sonoma County, Napa County, California Office of Emergency Services, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CAL TRANS, California State Parks, Bureau of Land Management, CAL FIRE, CHP, Red Cross and PG&E
Total Fire Personnel: 248
Total Fire Engines: 15
Total Fire crews: 10
Total Helicopters: 3
Total Dozers: 2
Helicopters may be operating over the fire area as part of the mop-up operation. Firefighters continue to improve existing lines and mopping up hot spots across the fire area. Rehabilitation is underway to restore the natural landscape that may have been altered during initial firefighting efforts. Damage Inspection Teams have completed primary and secondary assessments of the structures destroyed by the Valley Fire. A total of 1958 structures have been destroyed including; 1280 homes, 27 multi-family structures, 66 commercial properties, and 585 other minor structures such as outbuildings and sheds. 93 structures have been damaged including; 41 homes, 7 commercial properties, and 45 other minor structures. All traffic restrictions denying access into the community of Cobb and the surrounding areas have been lifted. Some utility services have not been restored. For information regarding utility services, please contact (800) PGE-5000.
With so many structures destroyed, the damage assessment continues. Click here for information on structures destroyed.
*** Damage Assessment teams continue to collect information in the affected fire areas***
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Phone Numbers (707) 967-4207 (Fire Information Line)
Phone Numbers 1 (888) 565-2787 (Lake County Information Line )