Rocky Fire grows to 68,300 acres, 20 percent contained

ByJanet O KGO logo
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Rocky Fire continues to grow in Northern California
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The Rocky Fire in Lake, Colusa and Yolo counties grew overnight and crews will have to deal with stronger winds today.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- The Rocky Fire in Lake, Colusa and Yolo counties has grown to 68,300 acres and is now 20 percent contained. Full containment is not expected until next Monday.

Firefighters gained some ground yesterday, but the threat of strong winds today has them trying to ward off a setback.

PHOTOS: ABC7 News at the Rocky Fire in Lake County

The focus last night was to build a fire line along the ridge giving the community of Spring Valley some added protection. Many homeowners in that community and other areas have been evacuated as the fire continues to burn dangerously close -- threatening a total of 7,000 structures. Animal rescue crews are even taking care of resident's animals to get them to leave and find safer grounds, however, it wasn't enough to convince one homeowner to leave.

VIDEO: Rocky Fire proves not to be typical blaze

Flames have been jumping across Highway 20 in several spots; 39 homes and 26 outbuildings have been destroyed as the fire continues to make its way north.

More than 3,400 firefighters are now fighting the wildfire that started a week ago today.

VIDEO: Residents in path of Rocky Fire refuse to leave


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.


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.


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.


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.

PHOTOS: Smoke from Lower Lake area wildfire seen for miles

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