New Evacuation ORDERS on The Lodge Fire: An Update With Photos, Meeting Times for Residents

Photos taken earlier today by Kim Sallaway. [Sallaway can be followed on Facebook. Click this link.]

Cal Fire has issued two press releases. The most recent is an evacuation ORDER:

An Evacuation Order has been issued for the area around the eastern boundary of the Lodge Fire in the following areas: Camp Seabow, Elder Place, Tan Oak Park, Bald Mountain Ranch, Mad Creek, Elk Creek east of Brush Mountain.

An “Evacuation Order,” means there is an imminent threat to life and property in the affected areas and people in these areas should leave the affected area immediately.

Please visit for information on how to prepare for an evacuation.

The first release has been partially superseded by the second Cal Fire Press Release above. Below is the first release:

The fire continues to burn in heavy timber. Firefighters are challenged by steep, rugged terrain with difficult access. Fire activity increased today in the Hogshed drainage and moved to the Brush mountain dozer line. Structure defense preparation continues near populated areas and firefighting personnel continue to make progress constructing fire line across the northern and southern boundaries of the fire.

An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area around the eastern boundary of the Lodge Fire near Camp Seabow, Bowman Ranch Rd, Peterson and Grubb Creeks as well as residences in the areas of: 
– Big Bend – Grizzly Creek
– Cedar Flat – Hermitage
– Cummings / Little Red Mountain – Little Dann Creek
– Dann Valley – Tan Oak Park

Community meetings will be held tomorrow, August 9, 2014 in Laytonville and Leggett. The meeting in Leggett will begin at 1:00 PM at Leggett School, 1 School Way. The meeting in Laytonville will begin at 5:00 PM at the Harwood Memorial Park hall, 44400 Willis Ave.


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