August 5, 2015
The news as of August 5, from the CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit in Lake, Yolo & Colusa Counties, near Morgan Valley Road and Rocky Creek Road, east of Lower Lake.
Acres Burned – Containment: 68,300 acres – 20% contained
Estimated – Containment: August 10, 2015
Structures Threatened: 6,959
Structures Destroyed: 39 residences and 52 outbuildings destroyed; 4 structures damaged.
Evacuations: Mandatory: Jerusalem Valley area east and west of Soda Creek, Bonham Rd, Double Eagle Ranch, Quarter Horse Ln, New Long Valley Road, homes along Highway 20 corridor between New Long Valley Road and east of the county line, Mustang Court, Bronco Court, Sunset Court, Morgan Valley east of Bonham Rd, Canyon Rd, June Bug Rd, Cantwell Ranch Rd, Sloan Ranch Rd, Sky High Ranch Rd, Rocky Creek Rd, Dam Rd from the gate to the dam, Grizzly Canyon, Long Branch Drive, Lance Rd, Cougar Rd, Red Rocks, Meridian Rd, Antelope Rd, Mule Skinner Rd, Flint Look Place, Moccasin Rd, Roundball Rd, Watertrough Rd, Grigsby Canyon, Lucky Canyon, Remington Canyon, Walker Ridge, Walker Ridge Rd, No Guns Rd, Meriann Drive, Bear Valley Rd from Highway 20 to Wilbur Springs Rd, Wilbur Springs Rd and Morgan Valley Rd X Butte Creek Rd, Ogulin County Rd and Spring Valley, Paradise Canyon, New Long Valley Rd, Old Long Valley Rd, Salt Canyon, Indian Hill Rd, Flaming Hills Ln, Benmore Canyon, Red Rock Rd, Red Rock Court, Round Mountain Rd North West of Highway 22, Fern Way, Juniper Way, Holly Way, Golden Red Way, Shasta Rd, Cougar Rd, Jeep Trail, Smith Ln, Pueblo Trail, Quail Trail, Ogulin Canyon Rd, Meadow Creek Rd, Cache Creek Rd, Wolf Creek Rd, Spring Valley Rd, Riverview Rd, Rocky Ridge, Chalk Mountain Rd, 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.
Advisory: All areas including east of Hwy 29 @ Raita Rd east of Hwy 53 north to Hwy 20, Clearlake area east of Highway 53 from Dam Rd to Highway 20, Spruce Grove Rd, Noble Ranch Rd, Black Bass Pass, Spruce Grove Rd to intersection of Jerusalem Grade, Lake Ridge, Highway 53 west to Sulphur Bank Rd along Highway 20.
Evacuation Centers: Middletown High School, Kelseyville High School
Road Closures: Jerusalem Valley Road is closed to all traffic at Spruce Grove Road. Highway 20 corridor will be closed from Highway 16 to Highway 53, both directions of Ogulin Canyon Road and Highway 16 is closed from Highway 20 to County Road 41 in Yolo County.
Animal Evacuation Centers: Lake Evacuation and Animal Protection 707-263-0278
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Kelseyville FPD, South Lake FPD, Northshore FPD, Lake County Office of Emergency Services, CHP, CDCR, BLM, Lake Evacuation and Animal Protection (LEAP) RED CROSS, Lake County Sheriff, Lake County fire agencies, Salvation Army, Yolo County Sheriffs, Colusa County Sheriffs, Napa County Sheriffs, Pacific Gas and Electric, Nevada Division of Forestry, Cal Trans and California Conservations Corps.
Total Fire Personnel: 3,483
Total Fire Engines: 327
Total Fire crews: 87
Total Airtankers: 4
Total Helicopters: 19
Total Dozers: 63
Total Water Tenders: 43
Conditions: Firefighters continue to work aggressively to build control lines and sustain perimeter control. Terrain is steep and rugged with limited access. Hotter drier conditions are expected to return during the day increasing the potential for fire activity throughout the fire area. Structure loss assessment numbers may rise as damage assessment teams are able to access the previously burned areas. “RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO STAY VIGILANT AND ADHERE TO ANY CHANGES IN EVACUATIONS AND ROAD CLOSURES”. Fire activity and direction can change at any time, be prepared and stay informed. With the elevated fire danger, we are asking everyone to use extreme caution, “Ready, Set, Go”. For more information on how to prepare for wildfires, go to www.readyforwildfire.org