40 Fatalities, 75,000 Still Evacuated, But the Winds Are Dying Down–Maps of Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma, and Napa Fires
But those battling the fires have also set records. There were record amounts of fire retardant dropped to stop the flames.Today, 11,000 firefighters are attempting to quench fires already slowed as the winds have quieted. Containment progress has been made on all the fires.
Some people have already returned to their homes and more of them are expected to return today. In addition, government agencies and private groups are rallying to provide support for those most affected. (Scroll down to see where help can be found and where donations can be made.)
MAPS of the Wine Country Fires:
Below are the most recent maps available as of 8 a.m. Sunday 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:
The Sulphur Fire is 75% contained and is basically in the mop up stage (See map), but the Redwood Fire is still in the danger zone at only 35% containment. 425 homes are now believed to have been destroyed in both fires and 800 more are still threatened. (See map)
Cal Fire reports about the Mendocino Fire, “The fire is backing into the Eel River drainage near Van Arsdale.” They expect it to continue to burn north and east toward Pine Mountain and north and west towards Tomki Road today.
We also have a KMZ file of the Mendocino and Lake fires that can be viewed in Google Earth if you have access: 20171015_MendocinoLakeComplex_IR
Below is today’s fact sheet on the Sulphur and Redwood Fires.:10-15-17 FACT SHEET AM
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: 20171015_CentralLNUComplex_IR
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: 20171015_Atlas_IR
Help for those affected by the fires:
- FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers DRCs https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ For more information about this program, click this: https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=20023
- Applications for help and places to donate https://www.ncoinc.org/
- Donate at the Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief Fund. “100% of your tax-deductible donations will go directly to support those affected. When you donate, you can choose to support any of the four counties affected: Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, or Lake. You may also designate “all” and your funds will be equally distributed among all four counties. ” https://www.redwoodcu.org/
- Or check out Pay It Forward Humboldt: https://www.facebook.com/payitforwardhumboldt/
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