Last modified on Aug 25, 2015

Jerusalem Fire

Jerusalem Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 25, 2015 6:45 am   FINAL
Date/Time Started: August 9, 2015 3:34 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit 
County: Lake & Napa counties  
Location: Jerusalem Valley area, northeast of Middletown  
Acres Burned - Containment: 25,118 acres - 100% contained  
Estimated - Containment: 8/24  
Structures Threatened: 0  
Structures Destroyed:6 residences, 21 outbuildings  

All evacuations and road closures have been lifted.


If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous. Please drive slowly as emergency personnel are in the area. Subject to Change Based on Operational Conditions.

As you re-enter your property and evaluate damage, be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or out-building has burned. Hazards may include asbestos, heavy metals, byproducts or plastic combustion and various other chemicals.

Various agencies will also be involved with the Jerusalem Fire recovery effort and may provide additional assistance to property owners. Further details are forthcoming. In the meantime, it is recommended that you bring your questions and coordinate your clean-up efforts with the Lake County Residents Help Line at: 1.800.325.9604  

Cause: Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: Lake County Sheriff, Lake County Fire Agencies, California National Guard, CDCR, CHP, USFS, BLM, Kelseyville FPD, South Lake FPD, Northshore FPD, Lake County Office of Emergency Services, Lake Evacuation and Animal Protection (LEAP), RED CROSS, Salvation Army, Yolo County Sheriff, Napa County Sheriff, Colusa County Sheriff, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Cal Trans.  
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 2  
Long/Lat: -122.4867319/38.8142503  

The Jerusalem Fire, north of Middletown, in Lake County is 100% as of 8/24/15 at 6:00 PM. An engine crew will be patrolling the fire area and monitoring conditions for the next few days. All other fire personnel have been released or reassigned to other incidents. Fire season will continue in all areas of California until a significant amount of rain (consistent wet weather pattern) reaches the drought stricken State. CAL FIRE asks all residents to review the READY, SET, GO Program with their families and be ready to implement the Program, if an emergency incident occurs in your neighborhood. Plan, Prepare and Practice!

“RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO STAY VIGILANT AND ADHERE TO ANY CHANGES IN EVACUATIONS AND ROAD CLOSURES”. Fire activity and direction can change at any time, be prepared and stay informed. With the elevated fire danger, we are asking everyone to use extreme caution, “Ready, Set, Go”. For more information on how to prepare for wildfires, go to

Phone Numbers  (707) 967-4207 (Fire Information Line) 

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