Updates for me and my family
My daughter and son are safe and the Valley Fire of Lake county, California is finally 100% contained.
My daughter's best friends father in law lost his home and he was away that day from Cobb area.
My daughter works for social services and she says it has been very rough to accommodate all the requests for assistance that they have been inundated with in the last month.
My daughter's other best friend also was in the Butte Fire of Butte County California which is also 100% contained as of a few days ago. The fire went up to her back door and wilted her vegetable garden.
The losses from these two fires is just astounding.
There are so many heroic stories and love and giving of many people to help those who lost so much, everything in many cases as they had no time to gather anything or were simply not at home.
Thanking the Lord that I moved when I did as there had been 4 major fires in Lake county this summer. The smoke and stress was unbearable for many and I know I would not have been able to live there with the smoke. As it turned out were I moved to Spokane Washington, we had many days this summer with very unhealthy air and I could not go out at all or had to wear a filtered mask. The fires are still going in Washington and Idaho and other fires in the Western half of the USA.
Here is my last fire report for the Valley fire.
Singed USA flag from the Valley Fire in Cobb
|Valley Fire Incident Information:|
|Last Updated:||October 6, 2015 5:00 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 - 100% 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.|
|Injuries:||4 firefighters injured, 4 civilian fatalities|
|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|
|Phone Numbers||(707) 967-4207 (Fire Information Line)|
|Phone Numbers||1 (888) 565-2787 (Lake County Information Line )|