Feds cover $39 million in Valley Fire costs

The State of California will receive $39 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover some of the state’s costs to extinguish the Valley Fire, which burned parts of Napa and Sonoma counties in September and October, FEMA officials said Friday.

California will receive $37.9 million to pay for firefighting costs, such as personnel and equipment, according to FEMA officials.

The state will also get about $1 million to pay for the operation of the Valley Support Base Camp in Lake County. The camp provided meals, housing and other support for first responders, according to FEMA officials.

The Valley Fire burned 76,067 acres across Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties between Sept. 12 and Oct. 7, Cal Fire officials said. The fire killed four people and injured four firefighters, according to Cal Fire officials.