Valley Fire: 6th Most Destructive Fire in California History and Damage Could Grow
At this point 888 structures are known to have been consumed as the fire swallowed over 75,000 acres–up 600 acres from yesterday. The monster is slowly being tamed though. Firefighters have managed to contain about 53% of the perimeter. Many residents returned to their homes yesterday. More are expected to be allowed home today.
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
- Humboldt Firefighters Save Homes and House Cats in Devastating Valley Fire
- Over 4,200 Firefighters Battle the Destructive Valley Fire