UPDATE: FRIDAY, 6:21 A.M.:
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Officials say that the deadly fire is now 100% contained and has consumed about 76,067 acres.
Four people were killed in the fire, according to CalFire officials.MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE TO VIEW FIRE MAP
Rain on Wednesday helped the firefighter’s efforts on strengthening and constructing additional fire line. Firefighters continue to focus on public’s safety, structural defense, and perimeter control.
585 homes have been destroyed by the Valley Fire and hundreds of other structures are known to have been destroyed as well. Cal Fire said this number will rise as they continue to assess the damage.
Residents of the Riviera Communities were allowed to return to their homes Tuesday.
The fire erupted in Lake County Saturday at 1:20 p.m. and rapidly chewed through brush and trees parched from several years of drought, fire officials said.
A disabled elderly woman was killed in her home in Cobb Saturday night as the fire engulfed her neighborhood.
Up to 1,000 structures such as barns, sheds and other outbuildings were burned, said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant. 9000 homes are under threat of the deadly fire that has scorched 67,000 acres in Napa, Lake, and Sonoma counties.VALLEY FIRE: How to help, locating loved ones
An unconfirmed number of structures were reportedly destroyed Saturday, and entire towns and residents along a 35-mile stretch of highway were evacuated, ultimately burning through 40,000 acres in less than 24 hours and, according to PG&E, leaving 9,000 customers in the area without power.
The interactive map compares Sunday’s fire perimeter with latest report from Cal Fire officials. The blaze grew from 50,000 acres on Saturday to 61,000 acres as Monday morning.
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