Sulphur Fire Recovery Information

Information for Sulphur Fire Recovery

The Sulphur Fire has taken a tremendous toll, and created a great many needs in our community. 

Some families are mourning the loss of homes.  Some are returning to residences and finding spoiled food and other hazardous conditions.  Others remain evacuated, uncertain of the extent of damage to their property.

Given the number and gravity of needs, some may be wondering where to start.  Most are likely wondering what needs to address in what order.

You are not alone.

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.

Shares City Manager, Greg Folsom, “Our goal is to assist you with recovery and rebuild and help you turn tragedy into a new beginning.”

A wide-ranging array of services and expertise will be available.

If you need food, assistance accessing medical care, or advice regarding temporary and permanent housing, come to the LAC.  If you have concerns about your animals or even insurance matters, there will be people on site at the LAC to help.  If you need replacement copies of vital records, or a new driver’s license, come to the LAC. 

The California Office of Emergency Services, other State Agencies, and Lake County Environmental Health will even have representatives available to assist those trying to navigate the removal of debris from their property.

All of these organizations will be there to help make profoundly complicated situations a little bit easier, and offer some of the first building blocks of a successful long-term recovery.

“We are grateful and excited that such a great team will be helping Clearlake residents respond to the Sulphur Fire,” notes Clearlake City Council Member Bruno Sabatier.  “Working together and taking the right steps, we will overcome this disaster, and build a rich and vibrant future.”  

For more information, call Clearlake City Hall, at (707) 994-8201.

Insurance:  California Department of Insurance - Assistance with filing claims

Property Taxes:  Lake County Assessor-Recorder - Property tax reassessment due to misfortune or calamity

Tax Credits Franchise Tax Board - Info on deducting disaster losses

Evacuation Center:    Lakeport Community Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1111 Park Way (Park Way & Hill Road) Lakeport, CA 95453 Ph: (707) 263-6002

Animal Shelters for Evacuees:     Animal Control: 707-263-0278 (Large and small pets) Call and they will direct you.

Donations:     The Lake Area Rotary Club Fire Relief Fund has organized fundraising for the fire victims in Clearlake:

Resources:    Having difficulty making local calls? Dial 1-707-number.

Nixle Alerts: Text Recipient: 888777  Message: 95422

Visit Cal Trans road closures at

 Or call: 800-427-7623

Visit Cal Fire incident info and a fire map at

Download the "Cal Fire" app on your phone. You will see fire maps and can zoom in on a location down to the street level. There is also updated news on evacuation orders.

CalFire Information Line                                               707- 967-4207
City of Clearlake Police (non-emergency)                  707-994-8251

Lake County Supervisors Contact Information:

Moke Simon   District 1    707-533-9615
Jeff Smith       District 2    707-272-3829
Jim Steele      District 3    707-295-6198
Tina Scott       District 4    707-263-2368
Rob Brown     District 5    707-349-2628

City of Clearlake Town Hall meetings are available to view on Facebook at:

Salvation Army - 14420 Lakeshore Dr, Clearlake, CA 95422            (707) 995-1128
Serving food & drinks at Evacuation Shelters. Those with loss of home visit shelters to check in.  
Providing food & drink supplies from office. Call first before visiting.

Highlands Senior Center: 3245 Bowers Avenue, Clearlake offers seniors lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30-1pm, assistance with resources and completing paperwork and Meals on Wheels.

Veterans in the fire zone can get assistance with meds at the Clearlake VA office, 15145 Lakeshore Drive, 707-995-7200.  A doctor is on duty to help with prescriptions.

FedEX packages for addresses within the fire zone will be held for 1 week at Clearlake Paper-Janitorial Supply, 14935 Olympic Drive, 707-995-2071.