For Immediate Release

All Sonoma County Road Closures Related to the Valley Fire Lifted

As Lake County residents return to their homes, donation support is still needed

Santa Rosa, CA  –  September 21, 2015  –  The Valley fire, which burned 75,781 acres, is now 75% contained. All roads in Sonoma County that were closed due to the Valley Fire are now open. Some road closures are still in effect in Lake County. Information regarding these closures can be found at

Lake County officials have opened a Local Assistance Center, located at 21256 Washington St., Middletown, to help residents access resources. For more information, visit, or call 888-565-2787 between the hours of 9am and 9pm daily.

Monetary Donations:

Due to the generous support of the community, the evacuation centers have been filled with drop-off donations. Monetary donations remain an excellent way to provide assistance to displaced individuals. Financial donations can be made to the following:

  • Redwood Credit Union - 100% of donations will go directly to aid victims and relief efforts: . Or, make a check payable to Redwood Credit Union to: RCU Lake County Fire Relief, c/o Redwood Credit Union, P.O. Box 6104, Santa Rosa, CA 95406
  • American Red Cross at
  • Lake County Assistance Center: Distributes funds to assist victims of the Lake County fires. Website:
  • United Way of the Wine Country: Donations made to United Way of the Wine Country's website from September 14, 2015 - September 30, 2015 will be directed to United Way Relief Fund to help those affected by the devastating fires and their aftermath in Lake County. Mail your donation to: United Way of the Wine Country 975 Corporate Center Parkway, Suite 160 Santa Rosa, CA 95407.
  • Wine Country Animal Lovers: Wine Country Animal Lovers (WCAL) - a 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue serving the upper Napa Valley and Lake County:


Emergency responders are working hard to coordinate volunteer efforts for people wishing to lend a hand for disaster relief. Here are a few ways to volunteer:

  • North Coast Opportunities -, (707) 462-1954 or Toll Free 1-800-606-5550
  • American Red Cross: If you are not currently a Red Cross volunteer but are interested in helping support response efforts, please email A representative from the Volunteer Department will follow up with you about paperwork dependent upon your location. If you want to be trained as a Red Cross disaster volunteer to respond to future disasters, sign up at

General Information and updates from the County of Sonoma can be found at the following locations: