The Rocky fire has crept closer to the city limits of Lower Lake and Clearlake East
Here is a photo and the live map of where the fire has burned and the red dots are spot fires that have happened. This is a live shot map August 1 2015. #Rockyfire
http://www.arcgis.com/apps/PublicInformation/index.html?appid=0c12ac1e89c24075a2be145f4db6caf5&extent=-122.6219,38.7674,-122.3747,39.0703 for a live map of current conditions
My daughter says she has some photos that she took between last night and this am, which I will add as soon as she sends them to me. I will have a blog entry for the 2nd half of August 1 later tonight.
Photos from my daughter:
July 31, 2015 evening of the #Rockyfire
August 1, 2015 #Rockyfire view from my daughters balcony in Lower Lake
From the Lake County News
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – County officials have issued an emergency proclamation in response to the growing Rocky fire, with the governor taking separate action on Friday to issue a state of emergency due to the wildland fires burning across the state.
Lake County Office of Emergency Services Manager Marisa Chilafoe prepared and County Administrative Officer Matt Perry signed an official proclamation by the director of Emergency Services declaring a local emergency Thursday evening.
The proclamation recognizes the danger the Rocky Fire poses to county residents, with an estimated 6,100 homes said to be threatened as the fire continues to scorch thousands of acres.
The signed proclamation may make additional resources available and provide certain powers to emergency management officials, the county reported.
From CAL FIRE
My daughter has her car packed and the three cat carriers ready to leave. She is looking for a place for her and the cats and her BF to go stay when the mandatory evac comes in, Right now it is advisory to evac in her area East Clearlake and Lower Lake. Latest reports are 18,000 acres burned with 5-percent containment, 28 structures destroyed and 6,100 more threatened. Here is the update from CAL FIRE ROCKY FIRE
|Rocky Fire Incident Information:|
|Last Updated:||August 1, 2015 6:45 am|
|Date/Time Started:||July 29, 2015 3:29 pm|
|Administrative Unit:||CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit|
|Location:||near Morgan Valley Road and Rocky Creek Road, east of Lower Lake|
|Acres Burned - Containment:||22,500 acres - 5% contained|
|Structures Destroyed:||3 Structures destroyed, Multiple outbuildings destroyed/damaged.|
|Evacuations:||Mandatory: Jerusalem Valley area east of Soda Creek, Bonham Road, Quarter Horse Lane, Mustang Court, Bronco Court, Sunset Court, Morgan Valley east of Bonham Road, Canyon Road, June Bug Road, Cambell Ranch Road, Sloan Ranch Road, Sky High Ranch Road, Rocky Creek Road, Dam Road from the gate to the dam.|
|Cooperating Agencies:||CAL FIRE, Kelseyville FPD, South Lake FPD, Northshore FPD, Lake County Sheriff, CHP, Lake Evacuation and Animal Protection (LEAP), Lake County Office of Emergency Services and North Bay Incident Management Team|
|Total Fire Personnel:||1,951|
|Total Fire Engines:||160|
|Total Fire crews:||28|
|Total Water Tenders:||37|
|Conditions:||Fire has progressed and is currently moving southwest towards Lower Lake and the eastside of Clearlake. An Evacuation Advisory has been issued for the City of Clear Lake impacting 5000 residences. A chance of thunderstorms, cooler temperatures, and higher humidity is expected for today. The terrain is steep and rugged with limited ground access, fuels are at critical levels, and the area has limited fire history. Damage assessment teams have begun initial assessments based on access through fire affected areas. Resources continue to respond from around the state.|
|Phone Numbers||(707) 967-4207 (Rock Fire Information Center)|