For Immediate Release

Valley Fire Update - 9/20/2015 - 2:25 PM

Update on road closures; animal location and assistance information

Santa Rosa, CA  –  September 20, 2015  –  Soft road closures remain in place for one area in northeast Sonoma County. Emergency responders urge people wishing to assist with the Valley Fire to stay away from the fire area and to check for road closures before attempting to help (go to for a current list of Valley Fire closures).

Sonoma County Soft Road Closures

Soft road closures remain in effect for Ida Clayton Rd at SR 128.

Soft road closures allow those with residences or businesses in the area to access them, but prevent others from entering the impacted area. Any individuals who choose to enter the area are encouraged to use caution.

Animal Location and Assistance Information

People using Facebook to find and report animals are encouraged to include #ValleyFirePets to help consolidate information into one site, see

Lake County Animal Services is coordinating the needs of the displaced animals. Animal Services are fully stocked with donations of medical supplies, animal food (for domestic animals and livestock, including hay), cleaning supplies, and trailers for transport. However, their needs will continue to change throughout the response, and the public is advised to call to check on donation needs. Lake County Animal Services will be open every day, including this weekend, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and can be reached at (707) 263-0278.

Monetary 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. Donate online at Or, 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:

  • The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership is coordinating volunteers at the Valley Fire Shelter in Calistoga. Community members interested in volunteering may register at:
  • Interested volunteers may also register on site at the Napa County Fair in Calistoga. Please check-in at the volunteer table located between the Tubbs Building and Butler Pavilion near Gate 3 off of N. Oak Street in Calistoga from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • 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 Resources and Information

General Information and Updates

For general donations, volunteering, public health advisory, fire updates, and general information, please visit Sonoma County’s website: Additional information can also be found on Facebook ( County of Sonoma, California) and Twitter ( @CountyofSonoma). For Nixle updates, text your zip code to 888777.