Clayton Fire (Lower Lake, Clearlake — 2nd Edition)

Also see our KPFZ Facebook Page. Updates : during the fire this page was updated minute by minute. With the re-opening of Lower Lake the news is less urgent, so only periodic updates will be made. (Last updated 8/22/16 3:30pm) All areas are open : : See this report for guidance on returning home. Recovery Assistance: Lake County Social Services and community volunteers are hosting a Mini Local Assistance Center (LAC) for Clayton Fire survivors Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 am, at Adult Services, 16170 C Main Street in Lower Lake. During this time, survivors will be asked to complete a brief survey to help partner agencies assess needs and provide services. Referrals for help will also be made to American Red Cross, Salvation Army and North Coast Opportunities. The LAC will be in full swing, just across the street at the old Lower Lake Bank Building, 16195 Main Street, Lower Lake, starting Monday and operating from 10 am to 7 pm. The LAC will run through Friday, August 26th and may be extended depending on need. The full LAC will offer many additional agencies and services North Coast Opportunities (see below on how to donate) is soliciting applications for assistance: “Applications are due no later than four weeks after the official CalFire containment date. … Last year’s committee comprised of fund partners and community members has been reactivated. They will review all applications starting next week, and will prioritize funding based on the level of need. Official announcements are at Lake County CA Sheriff’s Department (Nixel) and Lake County OES Facebook Page Konocti Harbor Resorts is opening an additional 25 rental units for victims of the Clayton fire, for $1000 a month. See the comment below for details and contact numbers. A Clearlake man has been arrested on 17 charges of Arson. The official Cal Fire report is at Clayton Fire #1390, but this is updated only a few times a day. Latest: August 22, 2016 6:30 am : 3,929 acres – 95% contained. Current data indicates that the fire has destroyed 299 structures; including 189 single-family homes, 8 commercial structures, and 102 other structures such as sheds and smaller outbuildings. An additional 28 are damaged. The following evacuation centers have been set up in the south county: Twin Pine Casino & Hotel, 22223 Hwy 29 Middletown. Moose lodge (corner of 20 and 53) is no longer open with services, though some RV’s are still there. Animals : Try the SPCA at Kit’s Corner (29 at Soda Bay Road) 707 279 1400 (but they are close to capacity and are looking for foster-pet-parents). If you left an animal behind when you evacuated call Animal Control at 707 263 0278 8am to 11pm. After hours call the sheriff dispatch number at 707 263 2690 They are patrolling the evacuated areas and feeding and/or rescuing animals. Supplies are needed : see the list in the comments. Lake Transit has resumed full, normal services. Call (707) 263-3334 Water: The Lower Lake County Water System was significantly impacted by the Clayton Fire. There is a mandatory Boil Water Order. There will be service interruptions and Boil Water Orders for some time. When returning home, bring bottled water with you. There will be interruptions in service and a supply of drinking water will be needed. Inspect your home to make sure there are no open hose bibs or broken lines. Use water sparingly until the tank levels can be restored. Do not hose down houses or cars. Bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before drinking or cooking. ? Water had to be turned off to many surviving homes to try to stop leaks and restore pressure. If you return home and do not have water you can call 489-1831 for assistance. Schools: The following schools will be open on Monday, Aug. 22: Burns Valley Elementary, East Lake Elementary, Pomo Elementary and the Konocti Education Center (including the School for the Arts and Health Magnet School). District Staff are currently cleaning schools in the Lower Lake area in anticipation of reopening. Schools in the Lower Lake area will reopen as soon as we can ensure a safe learning environment for our students and staff. Mail: the Lower Lake Post Office is OK, but closed. All mail is being sent to Olympic Drive, Clearlake (bring an ID or old mail). Information Concerning Donations Ways to donate – to help Clayton Fire Survivors Monetary Donations: North Coast Opportunities, Inc. (NCO) is re-activating the fire relief fund created during 2015’s devastating Lake County wildfires, and is already working with local organizations to react as quickly as possible to the Clayton fire. Visit for details on how to apply for assistance, donate or volunteer. Mendo-Lake Credit Union Lake Area Rotary Club Association Lake County Rising Lower Lake Community Action Group (see comments below for contact information) Please, NO in-kind donations of food, clothing, goods, household items, etc. The County of Lake is not able to accept or manage donations for the Clayton Fire. In the Valley Fire, donations far exceeded the needs of survivors and in many cases, were not suitable for distribution to survivors. The County was forced to spend several hundred thousand dollars, taxpayer funds, to dispose of unneeded, unusable donations. In light of this new disaster, the County m! ust focus depleted resources on Clayton Fire recovery efforts. Another source for information is Lake County Recovers. You can listen to a fire scanner at Clayton Incident Lake County, Ca. Some scanner information is transcribed at Scanner News. This information is NOT verified. A satellite-based fire map is at Mapping Support WARNING: this information is satellite-based and can be TWO DAYS out of date. Do not use it for life-and-death decisions. Kym Kemp has fire maps, which appear to be based on official information, such as infra-red flights. For local reports see our KPFZ Facebook Page. If you have an important link, please enter it as a comment here, or email it to : Webmaster and we will add it to this page. Note : these comments are not for general discussion, so we may delete them once the relevant informaton has been obtained.

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