From Fire and Fear to Ashes and Recovery: Maps of the Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Fires
One week after the sun rose on neighborhoods filled with fire where 40 people lost their lives, light spreads over a much calmer California. Over the weekend, firefighters quenched the flames in a number of areas and many of the 100,000 evacuees from this week have been allowed to return–some to home, some to piles of toxic ashes.
Overview of the fires in Lake and Mendocino Counties:
The Sulphur Fire is 85% contained and firefighters are mostly doing mop-up now.
Since yesterday there has been very little growth on the Redwood Valley Fire–and that all occurred towards the northeast corner of the fire. It is at roughly 35,800 acres and is 50% contained. The area near the Van Arsdale Reservoir has the hottest fires, according to the maps that came out of last night’s flight. At this point, only 75 structures are considered threatened which is down considerably from the 1000 threatened on Friday.
The weather is still not on the firefighters’ side for the next few days. It is predicted to be dry and warm with light winds. However, there will be increasing moisture on Wednesday with a 30% chance of rain on Thursday.
MAPS of the Wine Country Fires:
Below are the most recent maps available as of 8 a.m. Monday morning. Click on the thumbnail images of each map to be taken to a pdf. Usually, in the lower right-hand corner of each expanded map, you can see the time and date that the information to create each map was collected.
The Mendocino/Lake Complex:
We also have a KMZ file of the Mendocino and Lake fires that can be viewed in Google Earth if you have access: 20171016_MendocinoLakeComplex_IR
Below is today’s fact sheet on the Sulphur and Redwood Fires.:10-16-17 PM Quick Update
The Central LNU Complex in Sonoma:
We also have a KMZ file of the entire Central LNU Complex which includes the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa that can be viewed in Google Earth if you have access: 20171016_Central_LNU_Complex_IRMap
The Southern LNU Complex in Napa County:
We also have a KMZ file of the entire Southern LNU Complex which includes the Atlas Fire that can be viewed in Google Earth if you have access:20171016_Atlas_IR
Help for those affected by the fires:
Other Useful Links:
More Information on the October Fires–from the earliest story at the top to the most recent at the bottom: Note: the link list was getting too long so we’ve eliminated the earliest stories. However, click on one of the early links below to see a list of stories from the beginning of the fires.
- 8 Confirmed Dead in Mendocino Lake Complex, More Fatalities Expected, Dangerous Fire Conditions Starting Tomorrow
- 31 Confirmed Dead in Wildfires That Broke Out Earlier This Week: Maps
- Three of Those Dead in the Redwood Fire Identified
- Some Communities Evacuated in the Redwood Fire Allowed to Head Home
- Mendocino Sheriff Warns, Phone Scammers Trying to Get Personal Info From Donors Seeking to Help Fire Victims
- SoHum Friends Moved to Santa Rosa; Can You Help Get in Touch With Them After the Fire? Asks Reader
- Body Cam Footage From an Officer in Sonoma County as He Rushed to Evacuate People While Flames Engulfed Their Homes
- Maps, Photos, Numbers for the Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Fires: Three Are Now in the Top 20 Deadliest in California History
- [UPDATE: Other Important Information for Evacuees] Some Evacuation Orders Lifted in Redwood Valley; Repopulation Begins at Noon
- (Audio) Local Songwriters Dedicate Song ‘When California Burns’ to People Affected by Fires
- Firefighters’ Video of Santa Rosa Burning