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Grapegrowers send help to S. Califorina wildfire victims

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers sent supplies this week to agriculture and winery organizations in the areas of Southern California battling multiple wildfires.

The aid comes even as recovery efforts continue in Northern California after the massive wildfires that struck here in early October.

Last week, the group partnered with Napa County organizations and businesses to offer residents here free erosion control supplies and advice.

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This week, they sent N95 masks, new clothes and English and Spanish versions of the NVG Fire Resources Guide to aid Ventura County’s agriculture community.

“As the disaster develops, we hope to provide support, perhaps in the form of lessons learned and also proactive erosion control, to landowners in Ventura,” the Grapegrowers said in a release on Wednesday.

As of Thursday, the Thomas, Creek, Rye, and Skirball fires were still burning in both Ventura and Los Angeles counties, fanned by high winds, much like those that spread the Tubbs, Atlas and Nuns fires to uncontrollable proportions.