Wednesday, September 16, 2015

More on the Valley Fire

As I write this, the Valley Fire (Lake, Napa, and Sonoma Counties) has burned 70,000 acres and is at 30 percent containment. The latest information, which may be different when you access the webpage) may be found at the CAL Fire Active Fires Page (scroll to find the Valley Fire). Details on the Valley Fire (link may be slow) can be found at this CAL FIRE page. Hundreds of residences have been destroyed and other buildings are destroyed. Evacuation orders remain in place. Four fire fighters have been injured and one person (civilian) has died. Tankers and helos are working the fire in support of the crews (and equipment) on the ground.

I found some videos from the Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA) onYoutube (here is a link to their Youtube Channel.

The first two videos are very short, under 30 seconds showing some images of the Valley Fire, one close up and the other from a distance. The videographer is Kent Porter of the Press Democrat. Both videos were uploaded on September 12, 2015

direct link to video from the Press Democrat

direct link to video from the Press Democrat

The next video is also from the Press Democrat, showing footage of an apartment complex on fire, shot by Kent Porter. The video was uploaded to youtube on September 13, 2015.

direct link to video from the Press Democrat

The final video from the Press Democrat (videographer unknown) shows some footage from Hot Springs Road after the fire went through. You will see the destruction wrought by the fire. I saw footage of one house that was still standing, many are not.

direct link to video from the Press Democrat (video uploaded on September 15, 2015)

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