Friday, July 31, 2015

The Rocky Fire in my daughters town

The Rocky Fire July 31, 2015



My daughter found this map with the fire update range of burned areas. 
This is the link:
Current U.S. Wildland Fires - Zoom in for the local areas

The red dot on the map are small fires that have started and are called "Spot" fires. Legend: Legend
Hotpin - Wildfire Location
Initial Attack
Continuing
Contained
Archived
Fire Perimeters (GeoMAC)
CalFireData - Perimeters
USA Counties
Wildfire_Activity - Inactive perimeter
MODIS_Thermal
MODIS Thermal (Last 24 hours)





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This is another map as of  July 30 taken from the website on July 31 after 1 am



My daughter lives just north of the 'R' in the word "Lower Lake" on the map above.  The apartment complex is one block north of the border of Lower Lake town limit.

At 11 am this advisory was posted on the local news.
"The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Jerusalem Valley area east of Soda Creek.
Jerusalem Valley Road is closed to all traffic at Spruce Grove Road. Fire personnel and emergency vehicles will be working in the area.
An evacuation advisory is in effect for the area of Spruce Grove Road, Noble Ranch Road, Black Bass Pass and the Jerusalem Valley area west of Soda Creek.

At this time mandatory evacuations are still in effect for Bonham Road, Quarter Horse Lane, Mustang Court, Bronco Court, Sunset Court and Morgan Valley Road east of Bonham Road.
Residents are encouraged to stay out of affected areas due to fire personnel and emergency equipment in working in the area."




Aleta Shields-Alvarez photo taken at 1:00 pm July 31


Smoke and ash is falling in Lower Lake and Clearlake as of 2:00 PM. Photo by Paul Kilgore.

July 31, 2015 3:45 PM update from CAL FIRE

Rocky Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated:July 31, 2015 3:45 pm  
Date/Time Started:July 29, 2015 3:29 pm  
Administrative Unit:CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit 
County:Lake County  
Location:near Morgan Valley Road and Rocky Creek Road, east of Lower Lake  
Acres Burned - Containment:18,000 acres - 5% contained  
Structures Destroyed:3 Structures destroyed, Multiple outbuildings destroyed/damaged.  
Evacuations:New - The Rocky Fire has progressed and is currently moving southwest towards Lower Lake and the eastside of Clearlake. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office along with the Clearlake Police Department have issued an advisory for the possible evacuation of the area. The advisory includes all areas east of Highway 53 from Riata Road south of Lower Lake north to Highway 20, which includes Ogulin Canyon. An evacuation advisory is not a mandatory evacuation but it is strongly recommended. Residents are advised to gather their medications, pets and important papers. Residents should be prepared to leave the area with little notice. If residents are evacuated they may seek shelter at the Middletown High School or the Kelseyville High School. Mandatory Evacuations:
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Jerusalem Valley area east of Soda Creek, west of Soda Creek, Bonham Road, Quarter Horse Lane, Mustang Court, Bronco Court, Sunset Court and Morgan Valley Road east of Bonham Road.
Evacuation Advisories:
An evacuation advisory is in effect for the area of Spruce Grove Road, Noble Ranch Road, Black Bass Pass, the Jerusalem Valley area west of Soda Creek, and Double Eagle Ranch and homes along the Highway 20 corridor between New Long Valley Rd. and East of the county line.
Road Closures:
Morgan Valley Road at Bonham, Rocky Creek Road, Mustang Court, Quarterhorse Road and Sleepy Hollow, Jerusalem Valley Road is closed to all traffic at Spruce Grove Road.
Evacuation Center:
An evacuation center is opened at the Middletown HS, 20932 Big Canyon Rd, Middletown.
An animal evacuation center is opened at the Lower Lake Social Services parking lot, 15975 Anderson Ranch Parkway, Lower Lake.  
Cooperating Agencies:CAL FIRE, Kelseyville FPD, South Lake FPD, Northshore FPD, Lake County Sheriff, CHP, Lake Evacuation and Animal Protection (LEAP), Lake County Office of Emergency Services and North Bay Incident Management Team  
Total Fire Personnel:988  
Total Fire Engines:151  
Total Fire crews:32  
Total Airtankers:8  
Total Helicopters:8  
Total Dozers:30  
Total Water Tenders:31  
Long/Lat:-122.4762475/38.8863538  
Conditions:Fire is currently burning in steep rugged terrain making access for fire crews difficult. Resources will continue to work though out the night to take advantage of cooler temperatures while additional resources continue to respond from around the State.  
Phone Numbers (707) 967-4207 (Rock Fire Information Center) 


One man Craig V posted this photo of his house that was destroyed.  Amazingly the tanks did not explode! 
He said he got himself, and family and all his animals out safely. 

Update as of 5:00 pm July 31, 2015
Here is the photo from


Praying, will you join us in prayer and good thoughts. Thank you.