Saturday, August 15, 2015

The last report on the #RockyFire, #Jerusalemfire almost contained

The last report on the #RockyFire, #Jerusalemfire almost contained

This is my last post on the #Rockyfire and the #Jerusalem fire. 
Good news that the #Rockyfire is 100% contained as of August 14, 2015 6:15 pm.
Final report on the Rocky fire is:

Last Updated: August 14, 2015 6:15 pm   FINAL
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: 69,438 acres - 100% contained  
Estimated - Containment: August 13, 2015  

Structures Destroyed: 43 residences, 53 outbuildings destroyed; 8 structures damaged.  
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The #Jerusalemfire is 78% contained as of  August 15, 2015 at 7:00 am.

The Jerusalem fire has burned 25,146 acres. Four residences and 13 outbuildings were destroyed.  Estimated 100% containment is expected in a few days on August 17, 2015.

So that concludes my posts about the two main fires in Lake county that were in my daughter's town.
Thank goodness no people were harmed or died.  I did hear of two different firefighters who died fighting the fires this season.

There was a lot of spot fires as well in and around the three or four counties around Lake County. One just yesterday that was about 10 acres.

The fire season is not over yet.
I pray that rain will come soon.
Thankful for all the volunteers, firefighters, National Guard, and Prison Inmates who fought the fires and continue to do so.
There are many fires in Oregon, Washington and many of the Western United States. 

This four year drought was the main cause of these fires.
The weather has been very odd as of late with flooding in many places of the USA, snow in upstate New York in August, large hail in the Calgary area of Canada.  
There was snow in Austrailia which is in the winter season now, but snow in an area where there has not been recorded snow in something like 70 years.  

The Earth has a great deal of changes as of late.

We shall see what happens in the next few months.

August 12, 2015 CDFDATA.fire.gov