I will add more throughout the day as things are posted online. So far my daughter and son's respective residences are not in the Mandatory evac sector. They are both still in the "Advisory" sector. They are both very upset as many of the things from their father, my late husband, is not totally in fireproof protection. For that matter probably no one has protection for everything. They did the best they could for photos, important documents and things that are irreplaceable. Many had very or no time to do anything to save these items. One man had his farm truck loaded with his sheep and it got a flat and he had to evac immediately. Praise the Lord the fire fighters got the flat fixed and the sheep were driven to safety. The same goes for the larger animals which people were told to leave and the fire fighters would evac them to the safe area for boarding.
I have been living near fires most of my life. This is the first time I have followed one so very closely via the internet. In 2008 I was leaving that day to go to the Sacramento airport. There was the Waker fire north of Clearlake and so we could not take HWY 20 to Williams. It was terribly smokey and I had to wear a filter mask on my face. We drove 50 miles and it was still smokey. We got diverted several times because of road closures. I got to the airport 20 minutes before my flight left. Because I was using a wheelchair they zoomed me through security.
Praise the Lord I moved from Clearlake July 15, 2015. I would for sure have had to go to the ER, then evac to some place out of the county. I am not sure where I could have gone locally. My daughter who is in Clearlake is still having allergy and asthma from the smoke. She says she thinks it is all the oak trees which she knows she gets asthma from them. The three cats are agitated, especially the oldest Benny. He really wants to get out of the house. He was an indoor/outdoor cat previously before we moved to this third floor apartment. Every summer he wants to get out. This summer of course it is really bad. Thank goodness the kids have three cat carriers. So the kids are ready to go at a moments notice. Where they have not determined yet. There are several options. It is just so overwhelming to the kids they are having a hard time with it all. An estimated date of August 12, was suggested as 100% containment. It finally went from 5% to 12 % in this mornings notice from CAL FIRE. More updates during the day.
Announcement about the RED CROSS HELP
The American Red Cross has two official open shelters for those in need. Locations are: Middletown High School, 20932 Big Canyon Road, Middletown and Kelseyville High School, 5480 Main Street Kelseyville. The Lake County EOC is advising residents who are in need of shelter, including those who are near the evacuation advisory area and the evacuees who are at the spontaneous shelter located in the Moose Lodge in Clearlake Oaks, to relocate to one of those sites. If you have mobility issues/functional needs, transportation can be provided by calling Lake County Social Services, Adult Services Office at 707-995-4680 until 5 pm. After hours phone number is: 888-221-2204.
Update afternoon 540 pm Pacific new photo
You can see the growth at the upper left a whole new patch which caused the evac of the Spring Valley and area near the old Walker Hill fire of 2008.
From the Lake County Peace Officers Association
Map perspective of just how big the Lake County Rocky fire really is... August 3, 2015 after 7:00 PM
Here is an excellent map with the fire breaks shown with the black "X's":
The link has the full map, which updates. Here is a partial screen shot.
"Per CalFire, the #RockyFire is 12% contained. This is the first time the containment figure has exceeded 5% since the incident started. The fire crews are doing a fantastic job and we are sincerely grateful for their efforts!!"Video from Alan Wang: