Pawnee Fire Races East Into Colusa County; More Evacuations; Maps
Cal Fire is still reporting that 22 structures have been destroyed but that number is expected to rise today as information is updated. Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Lake County due to the Pawnee Fire. More resources are expected to arrive to stop the flames’ advance. Today, firefighters will be protecting critical infrastructure, including the Indian Valley Reservoir hydroelectric power plant. They will continue to protect the structures within the fire area. Beyond that the priorities at this point are to try and keep the fire at Walker Ridge and keep it north of Hwy 20. Temperatures are expected to be in the eighties with light and variable wind. Today, Humboldt County crews will be back on the line fighting flames after a day of rest. We’ll update when we know more where they are placed.An expanding army of flames from the Pawnee Fire which started in Lake County northeast of Clearlake Oaks on Saturday marched mostly eastward from Spring Valley and overtopped Walker Ridge. By late yesterday evening, flames were spilling into Colusa County towards Bear Valley Road. The fire has now spread over 11,500 acres and is only 5% contained. Residents fled as new evacuation orders were posted. Firefighters struggled to protect property–sometimes in vain. However, for the most part, firefighters were successful. However, structures were lost yesterday.
Photos from Yesterday:Maps:
- KMZ Map file–Opens in Google Earth for a three Dimensional view
- Don’t have Google? Then try this map.
- PDF Map–please give it time to load
- Or zoom on this map
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