The Valley Fire has devastated a large part of southern Lake County, has sent 13,000 residents fleeing from their homes, and has destroyed hundreds of homes and buildings. Sonoma and Napa counties, where the fire has encroached, cradle Lake County, and many Bay Area folks have ties to people who have been affected by the disaster.
The videos below provide a visceral sense of what those in the fire zone have experienced.
A driver flees Anderson Springs, surrounded by burning landscape on either side of the road.
The same driver, heading toward Middletown