MIDDLETOWN (CBS SF) — At least eight firefighters lost their homes to the Valley Fire burning in Lake and Napa counties.
Many of those firefighters received word that their residences were in danger as they battled flames in other communities.READ MORE: VIDEO: Smash-And-Grab Robbery At Tanforan Mall Jewelry Store
One firefighter whose home was spared talked about seeing his house still standing.READ MORE: CA Drought: Big Sur 'Colorado' Fire Could Be Start Of Year-Round Wildfire Season
“As I came around the corner and saw it, I didn’t know what to do, I just started crying,” Firefighter Don Lopez said.MORE NEWS: Xfinity Comcast Outage In San Francisco - Bay Area
Hundreds of homes were destroyed by the fire that started Saturday, and consumed 40,000 acres in just 12 hours.