Last modified on Aug 26, 2016

Clayton Fire

Clayton Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 26, 2016 6:00 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: August 13, 2016 6:03 pm  
Administrative Unit: CALFIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit 
County: Lake County  
Location: off Hwy 29 and Clayton Creek south of Lower Lake  
Acres Burned - Containment: 3,929 acres - 100% contained  
Estimated - Containment: 8/21/2016  
Structures Destroyed:300 destroyed / 28 damaged  
Cause: Arson 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Multiple local government fire departments, USFS, Department of Fish & Game, CA State Parks, Lake County Sheriffs, CHP, PG&E, CDCR and BLM.  
Total Fire Personnel: 32  
Total Fire Engines: 2  
Total Helicopters: 1  
Long/Lat: -122.60664/38.89741  
Conditions: The cause of the Clayton Fire was determined to be arson. Click here for more details.

Lower Lake Residents Returning Home - Safety Message ... click here for more

Control lines continue to be strengthened and improved. Firefighters are concentrating on fire suppression repair and are assisting returning homeowners. Damage Inspection Teams continue to survey the fire area to determine how many structures have been damaged or destroyed. Current data indicates that the fire has destroyed 299 structures; including 189 single-family homes, 8 commercial structures, and 102 other structures such as sheds and smaller outbuildings. As surveys are completed and additional data is confirmed, the number of structures damaged or destroyed may change.

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 3 will transition command of the Clayton Fire to the CAL FIRE/Sonoma Lake Napa Unit on August 21, 2016. Beginning on August 20, 2016 ay 6:00 PM, the St. Helena Call Center will become the primary source for further fire information. They can be reached at (707) 967-4207.

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Phone Numbers  (707) 263-3549 (Media Line) 
Phone Numbers  (707) 263-3623 (Fire Information Line:) 

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