Evacuees worried about homes near Rocky Fire

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- The Rocky Fire has charred 67,000 acres -- that is nearly 105 square miles. However, on Tuesday evening firefighters gained some ground. It is 20 percent contained and Tuesday's humid, overcast skies helped firefighters continue to make progress.

Nearly 7,000 structures are threatened and there are still mandatory evacuations in place for thousands of people.

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Owners of burnt out homes off of Morgan Valley Road are still waiting to examine their property. The fire destroyed 24 homes.

Joyce Carreia, who was evacuated out of Spring Valley, has been at this Red Cross shelter in nearby Middletown for three days. She told ABC7 News, "It's just tiring! You're not in your own environment. You're not able to do the things you normally would do."

Therapists are helping evacuees cope with their anxieties. Virginia Hart from the Red Cross said, "People are kind of up and down when they're in a disaster like this. You can be optimistic at one moment and then totally panicked another."

VIDEO: Rocky Fire proves not to be typical blaze


Bulldozers carved a thick fire line along a ridge to give protection to the Spring Valley community.

"So instead of our crews having to worry about spot fires, they were able to really concentrate on building and improving all the lines they were working on last night," Cal Fire Capt. Steve Kaufmann said.

Cal Fire is expecting winds to pick up from the East. That is when we will find out if the new fire lines will hold.

VIDEO: Residents in path of Rocky Fire refuse to leave


MANDATORY EVACUATIONS

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, Ogulin County Road and Spring Valley, 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.

ADVISORY EVACUATIONS

All areas including east of Hwy 29 at Raita Road east of Hwy 53 north to Hwy 20, Clear Lake area east of Highway 53 from Dam Road to Highway 20, 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, Highway 53 west to Sulphur Bank Road along Highway 20.

EVACUATION CENTERS

Middletown High School, Kelseyville High School

An animal evacuation center is opened at the Lower Lake Social Services parking lot, 15975 Anderson Ranch Parkway, Lower Lake.

ROAD CLOSURES

Jerusalem Valley Road is closed to all traffic at Spruce Grove Road, Highway 20 corridor will be closed from New Long Valley Road to Highway 53, both directions of Ogulin County Road and Highway 16 is closed from Highway 20 to the Yolo County Line.



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