Fire Relief Funding Coming to Lake County

Fire relief funding is coming to Lake County. Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order to expedite assistance and emergency state funding for fire relief in Lake and Trinity counties. The governor’s order should bring millions of dollars to Lake County to help with the costs of debris clean up and repairs to damaged infrastructure. Lake County could recieve anywhere from $12 million to $15 million in funds. Both the Rocky and Jerusalem fires together burned more than 94,500 acres, primarily in Lake County, but the neighboring counties of Colusa, Napa and Yolo also were impacted. The Rocky fire destroyed 49 homes and another 61 outbuildings, with the Jerusalem fire burning six homes and 21 outbuildings.