Saturday, August 1, 2015

August first fire update and Evacuations

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

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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

County issues local emergency proclamation due to Rocky fire

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.

On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown issued a state of emergency proclamation in response to a series of wildland fires that began June 17 in 15 counties, including Lake.

In the proclamation, Brown ordered all state government agencies to assist the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in carrying out the state emergency plan, and ordered the California National Guard to mobilize. 


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 
County:Lake County  
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.
Advisory: All areas including east of Hwy 29 @ Raita Road east of Hwy 53 north to Hwy 20 including Ogulin Canyon Road, Spruce Grove Road, Noble Ranch Road, Black Bass Pass, Jerusalem Valley area west of Soda Creek, Double Eagle Ranch, Homes along Hwy 20 corridor between New Long Valley Road and east of the county line, Spruce Grove Road to intersection of Jerusalem Grade, Lake Ridge
Evacuation Centers: Middletown High School, Kelseyville High School
Road Closures:
Jerusalem Valley Road is closed to all traffic at Spruce Grove Road.
An animal evacuation center is opened at the Lower Lake Social Services parking lot, 15975 Anderson Ranch Parkway, Lower Lake.  
Cause:Under Investigation 
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 Airtankers:4  
Total Helicopters:19  
Total Dozers:46  
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)