LOWER LAKE, Calif. (KGO) --Firefighters are battling a raging wildfire that has destroyed nearly 200 structures and forced thousands to evacuate the Lower Lake area of Lake County. Here are resources and donation information to help the victims of this devastating fire.
The following schools will are closed Monday in the Konocti Unified School District because of the fire: Lower Lake High, Lower Lake Elementary, Carle, Konocti Education Center, Burns Valley, Pomona, East Lake and Clearlake Creativity Center.
The mandatory evacuation order for the community of Lower Lake is to be lifted immediately. To support the safe and orderly return of residents to their properties, the following road closures have been revised:
The road closure at Main Street, east of the Highway 29 and Highway 53 junction will be removed.
The road closure at Lake Street, south of Dam Road will be removed.
The road closure at Jesse Street, east of Highway 53 will be removed.
The road closure at Morgan Valley Road at Butte Rock Ranch Road will be removed.
North Coast Opportunities 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. More details about the fund and how to apply will be forthcoming. In the meantime, to donations are being accepted at any Mendo Lake Credit Union branch, at any NCO office or via PayPal.
To donate via PayPal, click here.
Make checks payable to: NCO / Wildfire Relief Fund. Be sure to write "Clayton Fire" in the memo section.
The Salvation Army of Northern California has deployed multiple canteens (mobile kitchens) to the #ClaytonFire scene in Lake County. Salvation Army representatives are also distributing meals to evacuation centers at Kelseyville High School and Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lakeport. They are also providing emotional and spiritual care to the affected areas.
Click here to learn how you can help.
Also, the Salvation Army is also collecting monetary donations. They use 100 percent of disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations. To learn more about how to donate, click here.
Numerous Lucky Supermarkets are collecting monetary donations for the American Red Cross for fire relief efforts in Lake County. Shoppers can donate any amount at checkout. The donation amount will be printed on the receipt, so shoppers have a record of their tax deductible donation.
The following twelve stores are participating:
- 2355 California Street - Napa
- 1312 Trancas Street - Napa
- 1761 Grant Ave - Novato
- 939 Lakeville Highway - Petaluma
- 1000 Petaluma Blvd North - Petaluma
- 150 Bicentennial Way - Santa Rosa
- 915 Village Court - Santa Rosa
- 776 Gravenstein Highway N - Sebastopol
- 19181 Sonoma Highway - Sonoma
- 504 East Perkins Street - Ukiah
- 777 East Monte Vista Avenue - Vacaville
- 1979 Peabody Road - Vacaville
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