The Rocky Fire in Lake County is currently moving in a northern direction towards Highway 20 and has the potential to reach the highway sometime today. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of allied agencies, are currently advising residents located in the area of the fire danger. The area where the fire could reach and possibly cross the highway is located between New Long Valley Road and the Double Eagle housing development, which is located east of Clearlake Oaks.
At this time the Sheriff’s Office is issuing an advisory to prepare residents for the possibility of a mandatory evacuation. We are asking residents to gather their medications, pets and important papers and be prepared to evacuate with little notice. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office will update the public as the fire continues to move towards Highway 20.
The Rocky Fire has consumed 13,500 acres since it began Wednesday afternoon near Morgan Valley Road and Rocky Creek Road, east of Lower Lake, and is only 5% contained
*The Evacuation Advisory for the Rocky Fire has been issued for The Double Eagle Ranch and homes along the highway 20 corridor between New Long Valley Rd. and east to the county line. The evacuation center in Clear Lake has been closed. An evacuation center was opened at Middletown High School in Middletown and is better suited to handle the evacuees. Evacuations are still in effect for the area North of Morgan Valley and East of Bonham Rd, Jerusalem Grade Rd, Spruce Grove Rd (North end), Noble Ranch Rd and Cantwell Ranch Rd.
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