Over 4,200 Firefighters Battle the Destructive Valley Fire
Over 4,200 firefighters have arrived from all over to battle what some are calling one of the most destructive wildfires they’ve ever see.
Later today we’ll have a story about local heroes, our Humboldt County firefighters, saving homes and house cats (see photo left) in this devastating fire.
Information is constantly coming in from the frontlines of the fire. To help you stay abreast of the most current information, the sidebar to the right has the latest tweets about the #ValleyFire. And we have the most current maps available as of 8 a.m.
Here are four of the best:
- Zoom into this one (Cal Fire public information map) or this one (Cal Fire Ops Map) to get lots of detail but they take time to load.
- A 3D Google Earth Map–you’ll need Google Earth for this (Click here to get a feel for what the landscape of the fire is like.)
- A geometric shape map that gives you the basic areas and is usually the most current. See below.
Earlier Chapters of this Story:
- Another Major Blaze Ignites in Lake County, Vehicles Trapped on Road, Multiple Structures Reported Burning, Firefighters Injured
- 62 Square Miles of Lake County Devastated by Fire
- Swift Moving Valley Fire Burns 95 Square Miles, Only 5% Contained
- Valley Fire: Over 100 Square Miles and Only 15% Containment [The Latest Maps]
- Valley Fire Forces Evacuations in Three Counties as It Continues to Grow
- Valley Fire’s Death Toll Rises, Updates on the Inferno, Maps
- ‘Help Is Here!’ Residents Near Valley Fire Weep as Humboldt Led Convoy Brings Supplies
- Valley Fire’s Rampage Slowed by Rain, Firefighters Begin Corralling the Flames