Most Wine Country residents have never experienced anything like the major firestorm that recently tore through the region. More than three weeks since the fires began, firefighters gained ground and obtained 100 percent containment. The conflagrations consumed more than 200,000 acres in northern California, taking a confirmed 43 lives. The Partrick Fire was one of the wildfires that blazed up on October 8th in Napa County. As a victim of the Partrick Fire, learn your rights. Schedule a complimentary consultation with the North Bay Fires Consortium.
Facts About the Partrick Fire
Hundreds of firefighters worked day and night to suppress and contain the wildfires in Wine Country. County Sheriff offices are working hard to sort missing person reports, while insurance companies process thousands of claims for fire-related injuries and damage. Here are the current statistics of the Partrick Fire:
- The Partrick Fire began off of Partrick Road, west of the City of Napa.
- The fire began at 11:48 p.m. on October 8th, 2017.
- When firefighters arrived on scene, timber, brush, and short grass were ablaze. The fire threatened numerous structures, and evacuations immediately went into effect.
- The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
- Napa County suffered the biggest impact from Partrick Fire.
- On October 13th, the Partrick Fire joined the Nuns Fire in what was then a four-fire conflagration.
- By October 18th, the conflagration containing Partrick Fire included Nuns, Norrbom, Adobe, Pressley, and Oakmont Fires.
- Together, the six-fire conflagration (Central LNU Complex) burned 56,556 acres and destroyed 6,768 structures.
- Partrick Fire resulted in many mandatory road closures throughout Napa County.
In the hectic aftermath of such a devastating fire, you might not know what to do. If you’re standing in the debris of what used to be your home or business because of Partrick Fire, you have options. You must file an insurance claim. Contact your insurance agent right away and ask what to do about the immediate needs of your property. Start making a list of all the things the fire damaged, including their value, if known. When you can, call the North Bay Fires Consortium to speak with a wildfire attorney.
Can the Consortium Help You?
The five law firms making up the North Bay Fires Consortium have vast experience representing victims of fires. Together, they have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients, including victims of the San Bruno Gas Explosion and the 2015 Butte Fire – both of which were caused by PG&E. You’ll see many of the attorneys in the news regarding the recent fires, such as Attorney Steve Campora discussing PG&E’s possible connection with the fire on Fox 40.
Mr. Campora and other highly experienced fire attorneys are available for consultations when you contact the North Bay Fires Consortium. An attorney may be able to help you get the most out of your insurance claims or pursue compensation through a civil claim against PG&E and/or other defendants. Discussing your rights and legal options moving forward can make the future look much brighter for victims of the Partrick Fire. Learn more by scheduling your case evaluation.