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Caltrans Leads Recovery Efforts After North Bay Fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties

Caltrans News Flash #161

Date: February 23, 2018
District: District 4
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

NAPA and SONOMA COUNTIES – In this Caltrans News Flash, work crews remove thousands of fire-damaged trees and re-seed hundreds of acres of fire-scarred hillsides that could threaten multiple mountain highways in a storm.

The major recovery effort follows the deadly North Bay Fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, which started October 8, 2017, and destroyed structures, forced thousands of evacuations and caused major highway closures.

Caltrans is performing the work alongside other local agencies while keeping mountain highways open with only minimal intermittent closures.

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This Caltrans News Flash is the 161st in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability.To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube (

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