As the Smoke Clears: Maps from the Wine County Fires
Overview of the fires in Lake and Mendocino Counties:
The good news is that firefighters have pushed the flames back and Cal Fire no longer lists any structures as threatened. The bad is that 436 single family homes were destroyed, 21 more were damaged, 7 commercial structures were damaged, and another 245 minor structures were destroyed. A major swath of Mendocino County’s population was affected.
Fire danger is expected to decrease. While today should still be warm and dry, but, starting Wednesday, humidity is expected to rise and temperatures cool through the end of the week which will help quench the flames.
MAPS of the Wine Country Fires:
Below are the most recent maps available as of 7:30 a.m. Tuesday 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: 20171017_MendocinoLakeComplex_IR
Below is today’s fact sheet on the Sulphur and Redwood Fires:
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: 20171017_CentralLNUComplex_IR_Map
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: 20171017_Atlas_IR
Help for those affected by the fires:
- Click here for information on how to donate and how to get help if you are affected by the fires
- Victims can apply for Fed assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362
- 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
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
- More People Can Return Home This Morning, Says Mendocino County
- More People Allowed to Return to Their Homes This Afternoon