Lots of good news with no new fire growth, roads to be opened again, YAY!!!!!!
Rocky fire acreage holding steady, containment increases; new repopulation phase, highway reopening set for Friday - bit.ly/1KUzgdO#RockyFire
THURSDAY, 06 AUGUST 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.
On Thursday, the Rocky fire's eighth day, Gov. Jerry Brown visited with officials at the Cowboy Camp Trailhead in Colusa County to get an update on the efforts to fully contain the fire, the largest now burning in California.
There were no reports of any additional structures burned on Thursday, with the total count remaining at 96 structures destroyed – 43 residences and 53 outbuildings – and eight structures damaged.
Improving conditions led officials to report on Thursday night that Highway 20 and Highway 16 are expected to reopen on Friday.
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August 7, 2015 Updated information
Link: Sen. McGuire updates on Rocky fire, other issues
Link: Red Cross opens Rocky fire client assistance center Friday
Other fires in California information on Facebook page:California Fire News - Wildland Fire Information
ROCKY FIRE August 7, 2015 6:50 pm
|Rocky Fire Incident Information:|
|Last Updated:||August 7, 2015 6:50 pm|
|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 - 50% contained|
|Estimated - Containment:||August 13, 2015|
|Structures Destroyed:||43 residences, 53 outbuildings destroyed; 8 structures damaged.|
|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, NVADG, Cal Trans and California Conservations Corps.|
|Total Fire Personnel:||2966|
|Total Fire Engines:||195|
|Total Fire crews:||84|
|Total Water Tenders:||30|
|Conditions:||Hot and dry conditions with upslope winds at approximately 10 mph returned to the fire area. The fire continues to creep and smolder along the perimeter. Access to the fire line continues to be challenging in some parts but firefighters are working 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) 967-4208 (Rocky Fire Information Center)|