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As October ends, devastating Northern California fires fully contained

‘What are we going to do with people who no longer have a home?’

Ana Lugo, president of housing advocacy group North Bay Organizing Project, said on Oct. 14, 2017 that many of those displaced by the Wine Country fires need housing and protection.
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Ana Lugo, president of housing advocacy group North Bay Organizing Project, said on Oct. 14, 2017 that many of those displaced by the Wine Country fires need housing and protection.

More than three weeks after wind-driven fires began to tear through Northern California communities, destroying homes and lives, all of the major blazes were reported fully contained Tuesday.

Cal Fire posted final updates for several of the fires over the past few days. Now 100 percent contained are:

  • The Nuns, Adobe, Norrbom, Pressley and Partrick fires, part of the Central LNU Complex, which started north of Glen Ellen and burned 56,556 acres in Napa and Sonoma counties.
  • The Tubbs Fire, part of the Central LNU Complex, which started in the area of Highway 128 and Bennett Lane near Calistoga and burned 36,807 acres.
  • The Pocket Fire, also part of the Central LNU Complex, which started off Pocket Ranch and Ridge Ranch roads in the Geyersville area and burned 17,357 acres.
  • The Atlas Fire, part of the South LNU Complex, which started near Atlas Peak Road, south of Lake Berryessa in Napa County and burned, 51,624 acres.
  • The Lobo Fire, which burned 821 acres in Nevada County.
  • The Cascade Fire, which burned 9,989 acres in Yuba County.

The only Northern California fire showing on Cal Fire’s incident map Tuesday evening was the Bridge Fire, which started Tuesday morning off Interstate 5 near Shasta Lake. As of Tuesday evening it was reported 20 percent contained with 41 acres burned.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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