Huge Fire in Lake County, Evacuations Underway
A huge inferno is roaring over 3000 acres east of the town of Lower Lake tonight. [Map below indicates rough area of the incident.] The Rocky Fire is moving rapidly in rugged terrain. Cal Fire states that getting crews and equipment to the blaze is difficult. In addition, the Lake County Office of Emergency Services states, “Effective immediately and until further notice, the Lake County Sherriff’s office has requested that all residents of Morgan Valley Road between the Napa County Line and the intersection of Highway 29 and Highway 53 in Lower Lake evacuate immediately, due to the Rock Fire.” According to Cal Fire’s incident page, an evacuation center has been opened.
The Lake County News posted the following on their Facebook page about 9:30 p.m.
A structure is reported to be on fire in the 21800 block of Morgan Valley Road. Reports are indicating people are inside the home.
UPDATE 10:49 p.m.: State Senator Mike McGuire tweeted this photo from Lower Lake,
— Mike McGuire (@ilike_mike) July 30, 2015
UPDATE 7:15 a.m. Thursday:
The Lake County News has updates on the hundreds evacuated. Cal Fire is saying 8000 acres burned as of 7 a.m. and several outbuildings burned.