Valley Fire

Lake County Last Update: Thursday, October 15, 2015 7:45 p.m. PDT

Acres burned
Sep 12
Started (2015)
Valley Fire
Location of
Outhern Lake County
Structures Destroyed
1,958 structures destroyed, 93 structures damaged

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September 18, 2015 7:36 a.m. PDT

The Valley Fire is still burning across Lake County and parts of Napa and Sonoma counties. The fire's almost 73,700 acres and Cal Fire has increased containment to 40 percent.

September 16, 2015 7:23 a.m. PDT

In Lake County, the Valley Fire has grown to 70,000 and remains at 30 percent containment. The blaze that started Saturday has destroyed 585 homes. Investigators working to find the cause of the Valley Fire have narrowed their focus to an area in the community of Cobb.

September 16, 2015 7:23 a.m. PDT

The Valley fire has scorched Middletown and Cobb near Santa Rosa. About 585 homes have been destroyed and 9,000 structures are still threatened. Many people in the rural communities are lost in a haze of shock and disbelief.

September 15, 2015 8:43 a.m. PDT

The Valley Fire continues to rip across Lake County, and it's being called one of the most destructive wildfires in the West right now. At 62,000 acres and 10 percent containment, firefighters are being pulled from the rest of the state and country to join crews battling the blaze.

September 14, 2015 8:32 a.m. PDT

The air around the Sacramento region may look hazy Monday because of several large wildfires are billowing smoke. Cal Fire spokesman Richard Cordova says the blaze is so big it's creating it's own weather patterns. The Valley Fire in Lake County has burned 61,000. Cal Fire has it 5 percent contained.

September 12, 2015 9:51 p.m. PDT

The fire is at 10,000 acres and is burning in a south east direction from the Community of Cobb towards the communities of Middletown and Hidden Valley Lake. There have been an unconfirmed number of structures destroyed. During initial attack four members of Copter 104's crew suffered burn injuries and were transported to an area burn center. Additional resources are responding to this incident.

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