Monday, August 10, 2015

Rocky Fire Update - Day 13 - New fire to the south ‪#‎JerusalemFire‬

Day 13 of the #RockyFire and day 2 of the #JerusalemFire 

Day 13 of Rocky Fire: good news for the Rocky Fire in the containment at 85%. However there is a new fire started yesterday just south of Lower Lake and west of all the burned areas of the Rocky Fire and is just next to the Rocky Fire [see map].  First a summary of the Rocky fire then news about the Jerusalem Fire. Below the Jerusalem information is an update after 6PM of the conditions tonight.


  Both the Rocky Fire and the Jerusalem fires August 10, 2015

Update information on the Rocky Fire:


Cal Fire PIO Daniel Berlant has shared this map of the Jerusalem and Rocky fires this morning. The Jerusalem fire has reached 5,000 acres with no containment while the Rocky fire is now 85 percent contained. 


                                  Photo Credit Lake County News

A Professional Photographer, Tenaya Fleckenstein Photography, has been posting a plethora of photos from the ‪#‎Rockyfire‬ for the course of the fire.

Update news from The Lake County Newspaper


I did not see an update for August 10, yet, here is August 9, 2015 update, as soon as I see it I will add it here:


Rocky Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 9, 2015 8:30 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 Clear Lake  
Acres Burned - Containment: 69,636 acres - 85% contained  
Estimated - Containment: August 13, 2015  
Structures Destroyed: 43 residences, 53 outbuildings destroyed; 8 structures damaged.  
Evacuations: As of 11 am Saturday 8/8 all evacuations have been lifted.
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Cause: Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: California Army National Guard, Kelseyville FPD, South Lake 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 Sheriff, Colusa County Sheriffs, Napa County Sheriff, Pacific Gas and Electric, Nevada Division of Forestry, NVADG, Cal Trans and California Conservation Corps.  
Total Fire Personnel: 1401  
Total Fire Engines: 52  
Total Fire crews: 39  
Total Water Tenders: 9  
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 2  
Long/Lat: -122.4762475/38.8863538  
Conditions: Firefighters were quickly demobilized from the Rocky Fire to the new Jerusalem Fire. The Rocky Fire containment continues to grow and you may see several small flare ups within the interior. “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) 

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Jerusalem fire August 10, 2015


Photo by Adam Newell [see below for Link to his page that has more photos and video]

Update on the new  ‪#‎JerusalemFire‬

Jerusalem Fire, Lake County, California

This fire is off Jerusalem Grade Road, 7 miles northeast of Middletown in Lake County, and about 12 miles south of Lower Lake.
This area was already under mandatory evacuation for about 11 days and they were just taken off the mandatory list for maybe one and at the most two days ago.  
Fire broke out yesterday afternoon about 3 pm and quickly jumped to over 3,000 acres by last night. 
As of today August 10, 2015 8:23 am  5,000 acres have burned.  


Facebook member Adam Newell has posted a lot of photos as his house in on the road that has been evacuated.  He has a good many videos.  Understandably he is using some cuss words under stress. 

UPDATE MONDAY, 10 AUGUST 2015 18:25 ELIZABETH LARSON Lake County newspaper Link for the #jerusalemfire  Just before 7 p.m. Monday, Cal Fire reported that the Jerusalem fire, which began burning in the Jerusalem Valley area northeast of Middletown on Sunday afternoon, had grown to 6,000 acres, with no containment.

Here is today's update Jerusalem Fire Incident from CAL FIRE:

JERUSALEM FIRE

Jerusalem Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated:August 10, 2015 8:23 am
Date/Time Started:August 9, 2015 3:42 pm  
Administrative Unit:CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit 
County:Lake County  
Location:Jerusalem Valley area, northeast of Middletown  
Acres Burned - Containment:5,000 acres  
Estimated - Containment:8/14/15  
Evacuations:Evacuations for the area of Jerusalem valley
A Mandatory Evacuation is issued for the Jerusalem Valley area east of Spruce Grove. Jerusalem Valley Road is closed to all traffic at Spruce Grove Road. Fire personnel and emergency vehicles will be working in the area.  
Road Closures :Jerusalem Valley Road is closed to all traffic at Spruce Grove Road.  
Cause:Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies:Lake County Sheriff, Lake County Fire Resources, California National Guard, CDCR, CHP, USFS, and BLM.  
Total Fire Personnel:545  
Total Fire Engines:34  
Total Fire crews:16  
Total Helicopters:6  
Total Dozers:14  
Long/Lat:-122.4867319/38.8142503  
Conditions:Firefighting resources are being demobilized from the Rocky Fire to the Jerusalem Fire. Crews are working aggressively to construct fire line and sustain perimeter control. Expect fire behavior to increase when prime burning conditions are present in the afternoon. “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.
Evacuation Centers: The Middletown High School (415) 307-4503  
Phone Numbers (707) 967-4208 (Fire Information Line)