(King's BIO HAZARD2 mythos)
Raccoon City was an isolated American city. The site of a viral outbreak, it was destroyed in a carpet bombing to prevent the virus spreading.
The city was largely controlled by the Umbrella Group, who operated a lab in the city outskirts. In 1998, an Umbrella team overseen by police chief Brian Irons assassinated the lab head to obtain the G-Virus, which he refused to hand over.
The city was islanded by a river system, which forced traffic onto bridges.