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Rocky Fire (Lake County)

Last Updated: July 31, 2015 7:00 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: 15,000 acres – 5% contained
Structures Destroyed: 3 Structures destroyed, Multiple outbuildings destroyed/damaged.
Evacuations: Evacuation Advisory has been issued for The Double Eagle Ranch and homes along the highway 20 cooridor between New Long Valley Rd. and east to the county line. The evacuation center in Clear Lake has been closed. An evacuation center was opened at Middletown High School in Middletown and is better suited to handle the evacuees. Evacuations are still in effect for the area North of Morgan Valley and East of Bonham Rd, Jerusalem Grade Rd, Spruce Grove Rd (North end), Noble Ranch Rd and Cantwell Ranch Rd.

An evacuation center is opened at the Middletown HS, 20932 Big Canyon Rd, Middletown.

An animal evacuation center is opened at the Lower Lake Social Services parking lot, 15975 Anderson Ranch Parkway, Lower Lake.
Road Closures : All mandatory evacuated (listed above) roads and Morgan Valley Road at Hwy 53.
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: 988
Total Fire Engines: 151
Total Fire crews: 32
Total Airtankers: 8
Total Helicopters: 8
Total Dozers: 30
Total Water Tenders: 31
Long/Lat: -122.4762475/38.8863538
Conditions: Fire is currently burning in steep rugged terrain making access for fire crews difficult. Resources will continue to work thoughout the night to take advantage of cooler temperatures while additional resources continue to respond from around the State.
Phone Numbers (707) 967-4207 (Rock Fire Information Center)

Fire is traveling a rapid rate of spread with forward spotting. The terrain is rugged, in heavy brush and timberland. Access is difficult. Additional resources have been ordered and are responding. An evacuation center is opened at the Highland Senior Center, 3245 Bowers Road, Clearlake. An animal evacuation center is opened at the Lower Lake Social Services parking lot, 15975 Anderson Ranch Parkway, Lower Lake. Temperatures are approximately 94 degrees, 14 % humidity and wind is southwest at 11 mph.

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