Pawnee Fire in Lake County


Northern California Wildfire Devastation

The Pawnee Fire sparked Saturday evening near Pawnee Road and New Long Valley Road, northeast of Clearlake Oaks in Lake County . The blaze quickly consumed 8,200 acres overnight. Cal Fire said their crews could not contain it, siting erratic winds, high temperatures and low humidity. The fire has already destroyed 22 structures, including 12 homes, and 600 structures are still in danger.

By Monday morning, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Lake County. This declaration frees up resources faster and enables the county to recover some of the costs of fighting the fire.

This catastrophe comes as Lake County is still trying to recover from the October 2017 Sulphur Fire, which destroyed 150 homes and other communities just north of the Lakes.

The Pawnee Fire, Creek FireLane Fire and Stoll Fire, all ignited on the same weekend, affecting different parts of Northern California. By Sunday evening, all three fires had already burned over 12,000 acres in Tehama, Shasta, Lake, Tuolumne and Calaveras counties.

Our Investigation

In an effort to protect the rights of home and property owners, our team of wildfire experts is investigating the cause of the Pawnee Fire, Creek Fire, Lane Fire, and Stoll Fire. 

If these wildfires were the result of negligence, home and property owners may be entitled to compensation for loss of their homes, structures, businesses, vegetation, trees, cherished belongings, income, medical bills, as well as the pain and suffering involved in being evacuated and displaced from their homes.

Contact an Experienced Wildfire Attorney

If a Northern California Wildfire has affected you, we are here to help. Working with a California wildfire  attorney in the face of property damage, wrongful death, or the loss of a home or business can help you maximize your recovery from insurance companies and potentially hold someone liable for damages.

As a wildfire victim, you could be eligible to bring a lawsuit against an individual or entity that is responsible for causing the fire. A lawsuit could result in financial recovery for your property damage/loss, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

To speak with someone from our team regarding wildfire-related insurance claims or a wildfire lawsuit, call us toll free today at (888) 395-8594 to schedule a free consultation.

J.L. & L.L., Wildfire Clients in Mokelumne Hill, CA

"Never have we experienced a law group, and the individuals who work there, so interested in putting you first and making you feel like a caring family. Their communication throughout the process was excellent, phone calls, personal meetings, text messages and e-mails keeping us 'in the loop'. The end result for us, was truly amazing, and we felt we made lifelong friends."

D.L., Wildfire Client in Mountain Ranch, CA

"Your office staff as well as Eric treated us so gently and kind. Everyone we came into contact with was very encouraging and efficient, which I might add as a former professional myself, I know how working with real people in crisis is challenging.  I cannot adequately describe my appreciation."

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