Northern California fires nearing containment, evacuations lifted in Mendocino

NAPA, SONOMA, YUBA, BUTTE, LAKE, MENDOCINO – Containment is in sight for the fires devastating Northern California.

Firefighters battling the blazes that took down thousands of structures and homes are closer to having full control and stopping their spread.

The fires throughout Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Lake, and Mendocino counties have ravaged over 210,000 acres and claimed 42 lives.

Nearly 200 people have been left injured and 90,000 people had to evacuate their homes since the fires started last Sunday and Monday.

Most of these fires are now over 90% contained, with the Nuns and Atlas fires still at 85% and 87% containment respectively.

The Mendocino Lake Complex, Redwood Fire in our neighboring county of Mendocino is now 95% contained and all evacuation warnings in that area have been lifted.

In Sonoma, the Tubbs Fire, taking down at least 5,300 structures, is going down as the most destructive wildfire in California history, but is now at least 93% percent contained.

The cost of the total damage throughout all the fires is estimated at 3 billion dollars.

North Coast Senator Mike McGuire has started a fire relief fund which you can donate to online or at any redwood credit union branch.

The online fund can be found, here: https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief

The Vice Mayor of Arcata and Eureka City Councilmembers are teaming up to put on a “North Coast Strong” fundraiser for this relief fund, which will be held next Friday at 9pm at The Inn at 2nd and C in Eureka.

To find out more about that event, visit this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1756393997996800/