A 3.2 earthquake struck in the area of the fire this morning, but no damage or injuries have been reported.
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Officials say one person has died -- an elderly disabled woman who was found in her home. She's been identified as 72-year-old Barbara McWilliams of Anderson Springs. She had multiple sclerosis. Her caretaker Jennifer Hittson says when she left McWilliams' house Saturday afternoon, they were not aware of the fast-moving fire. That changed quickly and Hittson called the sheriff's department.
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"I knew she was in the house, I knew she would be stuck, and I knew she would have no way of getting out," she said. "I told the sheriff that and I was told quite bluntly that they were busy handling evacuees and they would get to her when they could."
Deputies say they responded to the call within 17 minutes and were unable to approach her house because of the flames.
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The Napa County Fairgrounds has the largest number of evacuees with more than 500 people forced out of their homes, many of them lost their homes.
All classes and activities at schools in Middletown and Cobb are suspended until further notice, including this Friday's homecoming football game.
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As more residents return to their devastated communities today, they will get the chance to see whether their livestock and pets survived the inferno. Evacuation orders are still in place, but authorities know people are anxious to check on property and pets. Some people have been allowed in-- to see this devastation for themselves. Today--they'll be allowed to check on their animals
Pets and livestock were left behind during the frantic evacuation. This has been a huge concern since the fire broke out Saturday. Facebook pages have been set up dedicated to helping evacuees find their animals or find temporary shelters for them. Animal rescue groups and local feed stores have also been pitching in.
Sheriff's deputies will be escorting people in for 15 minute increments today. They'll meet you in the parking lots of the Kelseyville and lower lake high schools. You need to have ID and they'll take people in from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Right now there are already approximately 1,800 firefighters battling the blaze. More help from across the country is on the way.
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Calistoga athletics booster volunteering cooking breakfast . bit foggy ,cool today hopefully it'll help fire crews pic.twitter.com/SL2dsa9UOA— Janet O (@JanetONews) September 14, 2015
Just In - The #ValleyFire in Lake,Napa&Sonoma counties has now burned 61,000 acres & 5% contained.— CAL FIRE PIO Berlant (@CALFIRE_PIO) September 14, 2015
Pet owner: My dogs are wondering where we are pic.twitter.com/iwUvXqNJYg— Janet O (@JanetONews) September 14, 2015
People slowly waking up at the Napa Co Fairgrounds in Calistoga, one of the evacuation centers pic.twitter.com/mlxnHl8Szg— Janet O (@JanetONews) September 14, 2015
SMOKE INVERSION LAYER: Cold air (fog) undercutting the warm air. Warm air acts like a lid and traps the smoke above. pic.twitter.com/jfMUwSI5WT— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) September 14, 2015
Just In - The #ValleyFire in Lake County is now estimated to have burned 40,000 acres.— CAL FIRE PIO Berlant (@CALFIRE_PIO) September 13, 2015
The Valley Fire has hit Middletown. A school and several homes have been destroyed.— Sergio Quintana (@svqjournalist) September 13, 2015
Additional Mandatory Evacs on #ValleyFire in Lake Co. From Hwy 29 & Hwy 175 south to Seigler Canyon Road, along the south side of Hwy 29.— CAL FIRE PIO Berlant (@CALFIRE_PIO) September 13, 2015
Explosions from propane tanks, homes on fire, and Main Street in Middletown in flames. It's a terrible night in Lake County.— Sergio Quintana (@svqjournalist) September 13, 2015
Middletown was where evacuees escaped to for Wragg & Rocky fires earlier this summer. Now it's hit by Valley Fire. pic.twitter.com/MAURjuQYaj— Sergio Quintana (@svqjournalist) September 13, 2015
Middletown in Lake County is now under a mandatory evacuation due to the #ValleyFire. Hwy 29 now closed at Lower Lake to Middletown.— CAL FIRE PIO Berlant (@CALFIRE_PIO) September 13, 2015
Light rain falling at Napa Co. Fairgrounds where hundreds of Valley Fire evacuees are getting food & shelter. pic.twitter.com/sOtPB3wSy9— Cbarnard (@CornellBarnard) September 13, 2015
Update on the 4 burned firefighters from the #ValleyFire. All suffered 2nd degree burns and are in stable condition at UC Davis Medical— CAL FIRE PIO Berlant (@CALFIRE_PIO) September 13, 2015
Visited our 4 injuries Firefighters from LNU at UC Davis Burn Unit. All expected to make full recovery!!— Mike Lopez (@LopezCptmlo) September 13, 2015