If you’re one of the many victims of the recent wildfires that have ravaged communities throughout Wine Country, seek counsel from an attorney. The North Bay Fires Consortium is here for victims of the Adobe Fire, which started near Kenwood at 1:00 a.m. on October 9th. There are five prominent California law firms available to help clients with insurance claims, personal injury lawsuits, and more. Get in touch today to schedule your free consultation.
About the Adobe Fire
The Adobe Fire began for reasons that remain unknown and spread quickly due to high winds and extreme conditions. On October 12, 2017, the Adobe Fire merged with the Nuns Fire (which had already merged with the Norrbom Fire on October 11). By October 18th, the Adobe Fire was part of a six-fire conflagration that included the Nuns, Norrbom, Partrick, Oakmont, and Pressley Fires. Together, the fire incident burned 56,556 acres of Wine Country. Here are some facts about the Adobe Fire and other fires in Sonoma County:
- All over Northern California, the October firestorm has killed 43 people and burned more than 200,000 acres. The fires have destroyed an estimated 8,400 structure. Victims range in age from 14 to 100.
- There are 23 people confirmed dead in Sonoma County and dozens still missing. More than 3,000 homes in Santa Rosa have been damaged or destroyed, costing over $1.2 billion in damages.
- Mandatory evacuations for Sonoma Valley and Santa Rosa began on Saturday, October 14, as strong winds of 35 to 45 miles per hour kicked up. The winds made officials fear that the Nuns Fire would spread more rapidly.
- The Nuns Fire has burned 56,556 acres, destroyed 6,768 structures and damaged 476 more.
Call the Fire Information Line at (707) 967-4207 for more about the Adobe and Nuns Fires. If you know you’ve suffered damage to your home, business, or vehicle in the Adobe Fire, contact the North Bay Fires Consortium. There are dedicated attorneys ready and waiting to help you seek recovery for your losses. Come to the Consortium for insurance claim assistance, personal/burn injuries, wrongful death, fire-related property damage, and for consumer class actions regarding the Adobe and Nuns Fires.
What to Do After Adobe Fire
If you don’t know where to begin after a devastating fire, use the “After the Fire! Returning to Normal” guide from the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a resource. Fill out vital information about the fire, such as its date, time, and location. Record as much as possible about the incident for insurance purposes. If you return to your damaged home, do so with caution. Fire-damaged items can contain soot, dirty water, and other contaminants that could affect your health. Work with the fire department in Sonoma County for assistance. Once you’re in a safe location, contact your homeowners insurance agent. For help with your insurance claims and other means of recovery from damage in the Adobe Fire, contact the North Bay Fires Consortium.