Valley fire now at 40,000 acres, zero percent contained


The Valley Fire that started in Lake County Saturday has now burned an estimated 40,000 acres and is zero percent contained as of this morning.

Cal Fire officials said additional mandatory evacuations have been ordered from state highways 29 and 175 to Seigler Canyon Road and for

state highway 29 at state highway 175 toward Cobb and Red Hills Road to state hHighway 29.

More than 1,000 firefighters are fighting the fire and getting people evacuated from the area.

Areas of Napa County are under advisory and could be under mandatory evacuations later today.

The fire injured four firefighters who were part of a helicopter crew Saturday. The firefighters suffered burn injuries and were transported

to an area burn center.

Cal Fire is reporting there have been an unconfirmed number of structures destroyed in the fire.

There are currently more than 5,000 residents without power.

Evacuation centers were opened overnight at Kellseyvill High school, Kellseyville Presbyterian church and the Calistoga Fairgrounds.

— Bay City News Service

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