Valley Fire: Officials lift mandatory evacuation in Anderson Springs

Valley fire from Middletown, photo taken Saturday, 9-12-15 (KRON VIEWER PHOTO/Kerry Ceniceros)

UPDATE: Valley Fire is now 82 percent contained. 76,067 acres have been charred.

ANDERSON SPRINGS (KRON) — Mandatory Evacuation order denying access to the community of Anderson Springs will be lifted on Thursday, September 24 at 5:00 p.m., officials announced Wednesday afternoon.

Municipal water services are not yet available.

As of Wednesday morning, the deadly firestorm has destroyed 1,910 structures and continues to threaten 3,043 residences.

The Valley Fire, which has torched 76,067 acres throughout parts of Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties, is now 80 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.

President Barack Obama issued a major disaster declaration for California Tuesday that will lead to federal funds for victims of the Valley Fire.

For information regarding water supplies in Anderson Springs area, contact the Lake County Office of Emergency Services at 1 (888) 565-2787. To support the return of residents to their homes, the following road closures will be revised:

The following revised road closures will be implemented Thursday, September 24 at 5:00 pm:

• Big Canyon Road, south of Perini cut-off

• SR-175, south of Rockys Road

• Harrington Flat Road, south of Sulphur Creek Road

• Bottle Rock Road, south of High Valley Road

• Big Canyon Road at Harbin Springs Road

• SR-175, south of Socrates Mine Road

No additional evacuation orders are being lifted at this time.

The cancellation of additional evacuation orders are being evaluated based on a variety of factors, including potential fire behavior and the re-establishment of crucial infrastructure.

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