General Interest

Items not directly related to the station, but you may need to know.

Mendocino Complex Fire Information

The River and Ranch fires have been combined by Cal Fire into a grouping known as the Mendocino Complex. The River Fire, which started near Hopland, and the Ranch Fire, which started near Potter Valley, have now caused evacuations in Lake, Colusa, and Glenn Counties. Meanwhile, other fires have caused much damage, with smoke spreading all over Northern California.

Moving Forward

Disaster Recovery Center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a recovery center operating in Upper Lake, at 9470 Main Street. As of August 27, its hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00AM to 6:00 PM. You can also reach FEMA at (800) 621-FEMA. They also operate mobile centers on an ad-hoc basis. A FEMA representative has been on KPFZ daily at 9:00 AM.

Film "Fire Station 88.1" Premiers on Saturday, February 10, 2018

"Fire Station 88.1", a short film by Marnie Crawford Samuelson, will be featured at Lakeport Library's "Know Lake County" on Saturday, February 10. The film chronicles KPFZ's participation during the Valley Fire and will be presented by the filmmaker on Feb.10 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. The library is located on 1425 N High St Lakeport. There is limited space for this special showing.

Hope to see you there!

Fires affecting Lake County : Sulphur, Long, Tubbs, Redwood, and Pocket

The Sulphur fire is Lake County's latest major fire, which affects the Sulphur Bank, Windflower Point, Gooseneck, and Clearlake Park areas, grew to over 2500 acres, and  destroyed 136 residences and 30 other structures. We are also covering the Long Fire (Long and Spring Valley), Tubbs Fire (active on Mount St Helena, potentially affecting Middletown), Redwood Fire (threatening Lake Pilsbury) and the Pocket Fire (near Geyserville). Here are some resources:

  • Tuesday through Saturday, October 17 through 21, the City of Clearlake and the County of Lake will partner with community, State, and national service and relief organizations to provide a one-stop Local Assistance Center (LAC) for those impacted by the Sulphur Fire. Please, rather than going it alone, come and allow this experienced team to walk alongside you. 

    The LAC will be open from 11:00am-7:00pm, at the Clearlake Senior Community Center, located at 3245 Bowers Ave, Clearlake, CA, 95422.