Last Updated
08/26/2016 6:00 PM
Date Started
08/13/2016 6:03 PM
Date Contained
08/26/2016 6:00 PM
Location Information
off Hwy 29 and Clayton Creek south of Lower Lake
Latitude / Longitude
Admin Unit
CALFIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

Resources Assigned

  • 32
  • 1
  • 2

Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Status Update

Situation Summary

The cause of the Clayton Fire was determined to be arson. Click here for more details.

Lower Lake Residents Returning Home - Safety Message ... click here for more

Control lines continue to be strengthened and improved. Firefighters are concentrating on fire suppression repair and are assisting returning homeowners. Damage Inspection Teams continue to survey the fire area to determine how many structures have been damaged or destroyed. Current data indicates that the fire has destroyed 299 structures; including 189 single-family homes, 8 commercial structures, and 102 other structures such as sheds and smaller outbuildings. As surveys are completed and additional data is confirmed, the number of structures damaged or destroyed may change.

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 3 will transition command of the Clayton Fire to the CAL FIRE/Sonoma Lake Napa Unit on August 21, 2016. Beginning on August 20, 2016 ay 6:00 PM, the St. Helena Call Center will become the primary source for further fire information. They can be reached at (707) 967-4207.

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Damages and Destruction

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities.

  • 28
    Structures Damaged
    Residential, Commercial and Other
  • 300
    Structures Destroyed
    Residential, Commercial and Other

Contact Information

Media Line
(707) 263-3549

Fire Information Line:
(707) 263-3623

Agency Information

CALFIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit


Multiple local government fire departments


Department of Fish & Game

CA State Parks

Lake County Sheriffs