Mayor Lee on North Bay Fires
“We continue to send our most heartfelt thoughts and deepest sympathies to the families and residents affected by the fires in the North Bay and other communities in California. We are heartbroken at the loss of life and incredibly saddened by the devastation brought on by these events.
Firefighters and other first responders from San Francisco have been dispatched to areas in the North Bay to provide mutual aid. We are incredibly grateful for their courageous actions.
Napa and Sonoma counties are the homes to many of our public employees in San Francisco, and we are currently reaching out to those individuals to assure that they are safe. With the air quality poor in San Francisco, we are asking our residents to minimize their outdoor activities and close their windows.
The following San Francisco Public Libraries are offering filtered air and are available for respite from the poor air quality:
- Main – 100 Larkin Street
- Chinatown – 1135 Powell Street
- Mission Bay – 960 4th Street
- Glen Park – 2825 Diamond Street
The American Red Cross is currently accepting volunteers to assist with aid efforts, and donations for the thousands of families displaced by these fires can be made to the Napa Valley Community Foundation. During these tragic times, the communities of the Bay Area have always come together to support those most in need. We will do so again for those impacted by these fires.”