Firefighters are still battling to keep devastating wildfires under control in the North Bay. Our hearts go out to the fire victims and those in the vicinity threatened by the fires. One ray of good news came from an unlikely source – the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). When the president declared the areas hit by the fires a disaster area, the IRS posted on their website the announcement of tax relief options for fire victims in these areas. Individuals and businesses in the following counties may qualify: Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Solano, Sonoma, and Yuba.