Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rocky Fire - Lake, Yolo and Colusa Counties

Current Fire Situation August 2, 2015 Sunday evening 8:50 PM Pacific,38.7674,-122.3747,39.0703

Photos from my daughter and a neighbor:
About 830 pm - from my daughters place

About 8 pm, - from my daughters place

The neighbor's photo from my daughters same building, late afternoon

About 7:00 PM , - from my daughter's place

My son took photos today, see them all at this website: 
One photo Aug 2, 215 pm dusk  by my son who drove to one of the fire lines

My son says:Tanker 910, a DC 10 converted to fire fighting duty. She holds as much fire retardant as 12 of the normal, smaller bombers. She was circling right overheard so I got some good close pictures. Photo by my son
photo of the Rocky Fire Aug 2, 2015 by my son

One of the little spotter planes that helps direct the bombers to target, and generally follow the spread of the wild fires. Photo by my son

A great shot of tanker 910 (or possibly one of her two sister planes, but I believe it is 910) flying almost directly overhead. The large bulge under the fuselage hold the massive tanks to drop the fire retardant on the fires. 

Photos taken by my son two locations, one east side of Clearlake, the other off of the end of 20th Ave, Clearlake.
CAL FIRE - Update August 2, 2015 8:00 pm


Rocky Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated:August 2, 2015 8:00 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:54,000 acres - 5% contained  
Estimated - Containment:August 10, 2015  
Structures Threatened:6,301  
Structures Destroyed:24 residences and 26 outbuildings destroyed; 3 structures damaged.  
Evacuations:NEW - A Mandatory Evacuation order has been implemented for all residents on Ogulin Canyon Road. Law enforcement is currently in the area and informing residents of the mandatory evacuation. All of Ogulin Canyon road will be closed to traffic. A Mandatory Evacuation order is in effect for all of Spring Valley. Law enforcement is currently advising Spring Valley residents of the mandatory evacuation. The Highway 20 corridor will be closed from New Long Valley Road to Highway 53. The Mandatory Evacuation includes Paradise Canyon, New Long Valley Road, Old Long Valley Road, Salt Canyon, Indian Hill Road, Flaming Hills Lane, Benmore Canyon, Red Rock Road, Red Rock Court, Round Mountain Road, North West of Highway 22, Fern Way, Juniper Way, Holly Way, Golden Red Way, Shasta Road, Cougar Road, Jeep Trail, Smith Lane, Pueblo Trail, Quail Trail, Ogulin Canyon Road, Meadow Creek Road, Cache Creek Road, Wolf Creek Road, Spring Valley Road, Riverview Road, Rocky Ridge, Chalk Mountain Road, Lakeview Campground, Cache Creek Winery, Noggle Winery, Elm Way, Dogwood, Cedar, Blue Berry, Acacia Way, Acacia Street, Doe Trail, Madrone Way, Peach Way, Quince Way, Redwood Way, Sequoia Way, Tamarack Way, Weeping Willow Way, Yucca Way, Coyote Way, Elk Way and Fox Way. An Advisory Evacuation is in effect from Highway 53 west to Sulphur Bank Road along Highway 20.
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, Grizzly Canyon, Long Branch Drive, Lance Road, Cougar Road, Red Rocks, Meridian Road, Antelope Road, Mule Skinner Road, Flint Look Place, Moccasin Road, Roundball Road, Watertrough Road, Grigsby Canyon, Lucky Canyon, Remington Canyon, Walker Ridge, Walker Ridge Road, No Guns Road, Meriann Drive, Bear Valley Road from Highway 20 to Wilbur Springs Road, Wilbur Springs Road and Morgan Valley Road X Butte Creek Road.
Advisory: All areas including east of Hwy 29 @ Raita Road east of Hwy 53 north to Hwy 20 including Ogulin Canyon Road, City of Clear Lake, 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: Highway 20 is closed from Highway 16 to Highway 53 for all through traffic in both directions due to increased fire activity. Highway 16 is closed from Highway 20 to the Yolo County Line in both directions due to increased fire activity. 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:2,737  
Total Fire Engines:254  
Total Fire crews:59  
Total Airtankers:4  
Total Helicopters:19  
Total Dozers:58  
Total Water Tenders:38  
Conditions:The fire activity has grown dramatically and firefighters are aggressively working to stop the progression. The terrain is steep and rugged with limited access, fuels are at critical levels and there is little to no fire history in the area. In total, all evacuations impact over 12,190 citizens living in over 5,201 residences. 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)