Information About the Napa County Valley Fire
Our hearts go out to the residents of Lake County affected by the devastating Valley Fire that broke out this weekend. We also extend our sincere appreciation to the fire crews and volunteers who are battling the fire and helping those in need. Below is information about the impact of the fire in Napa County, along with resources for those affected and those who wish to help:
About the Valley Fire and Impact on Napa Valley
- The Cal Fire website has updates on the fire, evacuation areas, etc. As of this morning, the fire has burned nearly 74,000 acres and is 35% contained. Cal Fire reported that yesterday’s rain did aid their efforts to control the fire; however, warm temperatures are expected again this weekend.
- There are no reports of any Napa County wineries or vineyards that have been damaged by fire.
- Evacuation orders in Napa County have been lifted with the exception of the very northern part of Highway 29 above Tubbs Lane in Calistoga and Butts Canyon Road to the Lake County line, including Berryessa Estates.
- We do want to note, along with our colleagues in the local tourism industry, that Napa Valley wineries are open and visitors are welcome. Our wineries are deep into harvest, which has kicked into high this week following recent warm temperatures.
If You Need Help
- Download our resource guide (in English and Spanish) to assist victims of the Valley Fire.
- Those looking to ensure loved ones in the area are okay may visit the Safe and Well website of the Red Cross, and those who have evacuated may also use the website to let people know they are safe.
- A Facebook page was created by volunteers to help share information.
How You Can Help
- American Red Cross of the California Northwest chapter is providing emergency relief services, such as food, a safe place to sleep, showers and clothing distribution, out of its shelter on the Calistoga Fairgrounds and in Kelseyville. (Please note that you can restrict your donation to the Northwest Chapter Disaster Relief to support all relief work in the six-county area covered by the chapter, but the chapter cannot honor donations restricted specifically to the Valley Fire.)
- Up Valley Family Centers (UVFC) is providing support to victims and evacuees and connecting them to a range of services and medical care. UVFC also working with the Red Cross to offer child-friendly activities for younger kids at the play area in the shelter at the Fairgrounds.
- Community Action of Napa Valley Food Bank program is providing foodstuffs that are distributed by nonprofit partners at the Fairgrounds, and out of its Calistoga food pantry site.
- Community Connection Network (CCN) is providing crisis counseling services to victims and evacuees of all ages at the Fairgrounds. CCN is run by two nonprofits, Progress Foundation and Family Service of Napa Valley.
- Healthy Minds Healthy Aging program, which is run by Family Service of Napa Valley, is providing counseling services to victims and evacuees of all ages at the Fairgrounds.
- Olé Health (formerly Community Health Clinic Olé) nurses and doctors are providing medical care at the Fairgrounds, and out of its clinic site in Calistoga.
- Queen of the Valley and St. Helena hospitals are both providing medical care at the Fairgrounds.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga has opened its Calistoga Clubhouse and its Calistoga Teen Center to Valley Fire victims and evacuees, and is providing snacks and supervised age-appropriate activities free of charge.
- Sunrise Horse Rescue is housing evacuated horses and goats at its property in St. Helena, as well as sending a team of volunteers to monitor the evacuated areas and provide food and water to animals left behind, and to bring any injured animals found to veterinary care.
Please note that the above list includes just a few nonprofits that are providing services within Lake County, and there are many others. We will continue to keep you informed of ways to help those affected and provide updates to this page as they are available.