Save for a few homes, the town of Anderson Springs has been completely devastated by the flames that just moved too quickly.
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Cadaver dogs are now searching Anderson Springs for one of four people who are missing. Leonard Neft's car was found a short distance from his home. So far, they haven't found him.
The rain arrived Wednesday, but not in time for those who lost everything in the Valley Fire.
In Anderson Springs, firefighters from Nevada County took a break in the weather to douse some hotspots.
"Way too late for the rain," said firefighter Clint Carson. "Depending on how much rain we get, it may not be enough to truly put an end to this."
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Up the highway on Gifford Springs Road, there is a scene of total destruction. House after house, completely gone, with just a few spared in between.
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Though it's raining, Cal Fire still lists some 7,000 structures threatened, all inside the 105-square mile burn area.
"We don't consider ourselves to be out of the woods until we have this completely contained and mopped up and all those possibilities of more explosive fires are gone," said Cal Fire Staff Chief David Chew. "And then we'll know that everything is safe."
The rain is only a temporary reprieve as temperatures are expected to climb back up into the 90s before the weekend.
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Pink is good. One of the many houses saved on Cobb Mtn by retardant drops. pic.twitter.com/3nz9HxRcpv— Laura Anthony (@LauraAnthony7) September 15, 2015
Current conditions in the area of the Valley Fire--gusty winds a major concern right now--rain expected tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/eF6fr6rNJ4— Spencer Christian (@SpencerABC7) September 15, 2015
Calistoga athletics booster volunteering cooking breakfast . bit foggy ,cool today hopefully it'll help fire crews pic.twitter.com/SL2dsa9UOA— Janet O (@JanetONews) September 14, 2015
Just In - The #ValleyFire in Lake,Napa&Sonoma counties has now burned 61,000 acres & 5% contained.— CAL FIRE PIO Berlant (@CALFIRE_PIO) September 14, 2015
Pet owner: My dogs are wondering where we are pic.twitter.com/iwUvXqNJYg— Janet O (@JanetONews) September 14, 2015
People slowly waking up at the Napa Co Fairgrounds in Calistoga, one of the evacuation centers pic.twitter.com/mlxnHl8Szg— Janet O (@JanetONews) September 14, 2015
SMOKE INVERSION LAYER: Cold air (fog) undercutting the warm air. Warm air acts like a lid and traps the smoke above. pic.twitter.com/jfMUwSI5WT— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) September 14, 2015
Just In - The #ValleyFire in Lake County is now estimated to have burned 40,000 acres.— CAL FIRE PIO Berlant (@CALFIRE_PIO) September 13, 2015
The Valley Fire has hit Middletown. A school and several homes have been destroyed.— Sergio Quintana (@svqjournalist) September 13, 2015
Additional Mandatory Evacs on #ValleyFire in Lake Co. From Hwy 29 & Hwy 175 south to Seigler Canyon Road, along the south side of Hwy 29.— CAL FIRE PIO Berlant (@CALFIRE_PIO) September 13, 2015
Explosions from propane tanks, homes on fire, and Main Street in Middletown in flames. It's a terrible night in Lake County.— Sergio Quintana (@svqjournalist) September 13, 2015
Middletown was where evacuees escaped to for Wragg & Rocky fires earlier this summer. Now it's hit by Valley Fire. pic.twitter.com/MAURjuQYaj— Sergio Quintana (@svqjournalist) September 13, 2015
Middletown in Lake County is now under a mandatory evacuation due to the #ValleyFire. Hwy 29 now closed at Lower Lake to Middletown.— CAL FIRE PIO Berlant (@CALFIRE_PIO) September 13, 2015
Light rain falling at Napa Co. Fairgrounds where hundreds of Valley Fire evacuees are getting food & shelter. pic.twitter.com/sOtPB3wSy9— Cbarnard (@CornellBarnard) September 13, 2015
Update on the 4 burned firefighters from the #ValleyFire. All suffered 2nd degree burns and are in stable condition at UC Davis Medical— CAL FIRE PIO Berlant (@CALFIRE_PIO) September 13, 2015
Visited our 4 injuries Firefighters from LNU at UC Davis Burn Unit. All expected to make full recovery!!— Mike Lopez (@LopezCptmlo) September 13, 2015