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Caltrans Responds to Worst Wildfires in State’s History, North Bay Fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties



Caltrans News Flash #149

Date: October 20, 2017
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, see how a Caltrans maintenance crew faces the challenge of removing hundreds of fire-damaged trees threatening a mountain highway in the wake of the worst fires in California's history.

The deadly fires, which started October 8, 2017, destroyed structures, forced thousands of evacuations and caused major highway closures.

During the fires, Caltrans worked closely alongside Cal Fire, CHP and other first responders to keep crucial highways open for firefighters and for residents needing to evacuate.

For updates, follow CaltransD4 on Twitter.

This video can also be viewed at: https://youtu.be/TufI6UGen2E.

This Caltrans News Flash is the 148th 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 (http://bit.ly/1ez3LYz).

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