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Clayton Fire

  • Lake County
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  • Started: Aug 14, 2016
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  • Last Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 10:55 PM
Containment

100%

Acres Burned

3,929

No new updates for this fire. 3929 acres have burned, and the fire has been 100% contained. The cause was authorities accuse a 40-year-old clear lake man of setting the clayton fire, and is being held on suspicion of a total of 17 counts of arson in lake county, calif., over the past year. Road closures are in effect. See details below.

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Do people near this fire need to evacuate?

YES
Evacuation orders have been issued. Learn more

Have any road closures been announced?

YES
Nearby roads have been closed. Learn more

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Additional Details

EVACUATIONS

All evacuation orders have been lifted.

ROAD CLOSURES

All road closures have been lifted.

SCHOOL CLOSURES

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CAUSE

Authorities accuse a 40-year-old Clear Lake man of setting the Clayton Fire, and is being held on suspicion of a total of 17 counts of arson in Lake County, Calif., over the past year.

INJURIES

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STRUCTURES THREATENED

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STRUCTURES DESTROYED

300 destroyed, 28 damaged

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

$1.5 million

CONDITIONS

The fire is burning aggressively towards the north, crossing Morgan Valley Road and Cache Creek, and is impacting the communities of Lower Lake and Clearlake. St. Helena Hospital, Clearlake has been evacuated. Additional resources arrived throughout the day. The fire behavior remains intense. Structures are threatened and currently mandatory evacuations are in place. Structure defense continues. Terrain is grassy oak woodland, heavy brush with difficult access.

DATA SOURCE

CalFire GeoMAC

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT

CALFIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

COOPERATING AGENCIES

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PHONE NUMBERS

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