Thursday, August 6, 2015

Rocky Fire - Day 9

Updates for the Rocky Fire August 6, 2015
Acres Burned - Containment: 69,600 acres - 40% contained  

Estimated - Containment: August 13, 2015  
Structures Destroyed: 43 residences, 53 outbuildings destroyed; 8 structures damaged.  
My daughter is still in the Advisory Sectors and my son is in the safe zone. Friends from Spring Valley were evacuated with their cats and dog. Other friends are in the Mandatory evacuation and closed roads sections and I am sure they are safe.  I do not know if any of my friends from my church have lost their homes or businesses. I will find out. I am glad that Gov Jerry Brown is viewing the area today.  
Donations to the RED CROSS or the Mendo-Lake Credit Union from this link:
https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaVolunteers/posts/10153146322026312
There is quite a lot of information concerning  when school will start again, Transit schedules and other local pertinent information at this FaceBook link:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-County-News/143156775604?fref=nf

CAL FIRE  update Aug 6 2015 9:45 am with this important announcement

Full document at:  http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/pub/cdf/images/incidentfile1161_1677.pdf




News at the end of the day! August 6, 2015 20:40 ELIZABETH LARSON

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – With no new acreage increase on the Rocky fire and a steady increase in containment, officials began to allow some evacuees to go home on Thursday, with more displaced residents to be allowed home Friday and area highways to reopen.

Cal Fire's Thursday evening report on the fire said acreage remained at 69,600, with containment up to 45 percent. Full containment is expected on Aug. 13.


Full article at Lake County News update Aug 6, 2015 20:40 ELIZABETH LARSON
Progression of the Rocky Fire from July 30, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Slide the dot on the bottom of the map to the right to see the progression. Do this with the link below which has the interactive map.  A screenshot of the map is shown here below.


http://simtable.com/apps/fireProgression/output2015/CA-LNU-J0ED_%20rocky.html


Map and News from Lake County News
http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42861:rocky-fire-officials-say-fire-size-reaches-69600-acres-governor-set-to-visit&catid=1:latest&Itemid=197


Here is another source for that same progression map plus a timeline explained for the start of the Rocky fire to today.
http://yubanet.com/2015CA/Rocky.php


ROCKY FIRE   August 6, 2015 6:55 am  



Rocky Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated:August 6, 2015 6:55 am  
Date/Time Started:July 29, 2015 3:29 pm  
Administrative Unit:CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit 
County:Lake, Yolo & Colusa Counties  
Location:near Morgan Valley Road and Rocky Creek Road, east of Lower Lake  
Acres Burned - Containment:69,600 acres - 40% contained  
Estimated - Containment:August 13, 2015  
Structures Threatened:6,529  
Structures Destroyed:43 residences, 53 outbuildings destroyed; 8 structures damaged.  
Evacuations:Mandatory: Jerusalem Valley area east and west of Soda Creek, Bonham Rd, Double Eagle Ranch, Quarter Horse Ln, New Long Valley Road, homes along Highway 20 corridor between New Long Valley Road and east of the county line, Mustang Court, Bronco Court, Sunset Court, Morgan Valley east of Bonham Rd, Canyon Rd, June Bug Rd, Cantwell Ranch Rd, Sloan Ranch Rd, Sky High Ranch Rd, Rocky Creek Rd, Dam Rd from the gate to the dam, Grizzly Canyon, Long Branch Drive, Lance Rd, Cougar Rd, Red Rocks, Meridian Rd, Antelope Rd, Mule Skinner Rd, Flint Look Place, Moccasin Rd, Roundball Rd, Watertrough Rd, Grigsby Canyon, Lucky Canyon, Remington Canyon, Walker Ridge, Walker Ridge Rd, No Guns Rd, Meriann Drive, Bear Valley Rd from Highway 20 to Wilbur Springs Rd, Wilbur Springs Rd and Morgan Valley Rd X Butte Creek Rd, Ogulin County Rd and Spring Valley, Paradise Canyon, New Long Valley Rd, Old Long Valley Rd, Salt Canyon, Indian Hill Rd, Flaming Hills Ln, Benmore Canyon, Red Rock Rd, Red Rock Court, Round Mountain Rd North West of Highway 22, Fern Way, Juniper Way, Holly Way, Golden Red Way, Shasta Rd, Cougar Rd, Jeep Trail, Smith Ln, Pueblo Trail, Quail Trail, Ogulin Canyon Rd, Meadow Creek Rd, Cache Creek Rd, Wolf Creek Rd, Spring Valley Rd, Riverview Rd, Rocky Ridge, Chalk Mountain Rd, Lakeview Campground, Cache Creek Winery, Noggle Winery, Elm Way, Dogwood, Cedar, Blue Berry, Acacia Way, Acacia Street, Doe Trail, Madrone Way, Peach Way, Quince Way, Redwood Way, Sequoia Way, Tamarack Way, Weeping Willow Way, Yucca Way, Coyote Way, Elk Way and Fox Way.
Advisory: All areas including east of Hwy 29 @ Raita Rd east of Hwy 53 north to Hwy 20, Clearlake area east of Highway 53 from Dam Rd to Highway 20, Spruce Grove Rd, Noble Ranch Rd, Black Bass Pass, Spruce Grove Rd to intersection of Jerusalem Grade, Lake Ridge, Highway 53 west to Sulphur Bank Rd along Highway 20.
Evacuation Centers: Middletown High School, Kelseyville High School, Upper Lake Middle School
Road Closures: Jerusalem Valley Road is closed to all traffic at Spruce Grove Road. Highway 20 corridor will be closed from Highway 16 to Highway 53, both directions of Ogulin Canyon Road and Highway 16 is closed from Highway 20 to County Road 41 in Yolo County.
Animal Evacuation Centers: Lake Evacuation and Animal Protection (707) 263-0278 For those wishing to donate to the #RockyFire in Lake County, please see the following message from Lake County...http://t.co/H1DiXYxntU  
Cause:Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies:California Army National Guard, Kelseyville FPD, South Lake FPD, Northshore FPD, Lake County Office of Emergency Services, CHP, CDCR, BLM, USFS, Lake Evacuation and Animal Protection (LEAP), RED CROSS, Lake County Sheriff, Lake County fire agencies, Salvation Army, Yolo County Sheriffs, Colusa County Sheriffs, Napa County Sheriffs, Pacific Gas and Electric, Nevada Division of Forestry, Cal Trans and California Conservations Corps.  
Total Fire Personnel:3,635  
Total Fire Engines:325  
Total Fire crews:94  
Total Airtankers:4  
Total Helicopters:17  
Total Dozers:47  
Total Water Tenders:43  
Long/Lat:-122.4762475/38.8863538  
Conditions:Relative humidity recovery is contributing to diminished fire line activity. Pockets of isolated intense heat still remain near the containment lines. With the return of critical weather parameters, increasing fire activity may be observed during the peak burning periods when temperatures are the highest and relative humidity is at its lowest. Firefighters continue to work aggressively to build control lines and sustain perimeter control. Barring further fire spread damage inspections are complete. “RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO STAY VIGILANT AND ADHERE TO ANY CHANGES IN EVACUATIONS AND ROAD CLOSURES”. Fire activity and direction can change at any time, be prepared and stay informed. With the elevated fire danger, we are asking everyone to use extreme caution, “Ready, Set, Go”. For more information on how to prepare for wildfires, go to www.readyforwildfire.org  
Phone Numbers (707) 967-4207 (Rocky Fire Information Center )