Emergency Response: California Wildfires, 9/21



Direct Relief Wildfire Response

Valley Wildfire

Another 162 homes in Lake County were lost this weekend to the Valley Wildfire, now 70 percent contained. The Valley Wildfire has destroyed a total of 1,050 homes in and around Lake County.

In response, Direct Relief has provided respirators, asthma inhalers, hypertension medication and other medical supplies to people who evacuated or lost their homes.

Tassajara Wildfire

Direct Relief has also offered assistance to local clinics in Monterey County after the Tassajara Wildfire erupted over the weekend. The Tassajara Wildfire, now 30 percent contained, has already burned 1,086 acres and destroyed 10 homes. One death is confirmed.

With ten wildfires burning across California, Direct Relief remains ready to respond to clinic requests for fire-related medical resources.

For more information on Direct Relief’s response to wildfires in California and other States, visit directrelief.org/wildfire.

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