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Rocky Fire In Lake County Quickly Grows To 3,000 Acres; Evacuations Ordered

Cal Fire PIO Berlant / Twitter

The Rocky Fire burning in Lake County Wednesday afternoon, July 29, 2015.

Cal Fire PIO Berlant / Twitter

Thursday Update: Rocky Fire In Lake County Explodes To 8,000 Acres



11:00 p.m. - The Rocky Fire in Lake County grew quickly Wednesday afternoon and evening, spreading to 3,000 acres, with zero percent containment. Fire officials say several outbuildings have been destroyed, and evacuation orders have been issued.

Cal Fire says the fire is burning near near Morgan Valley Road and Rocky Creek Road, east of Lower Lake.

Evacuations are in place for the North side of Morgan Valley Road for 5 miles east of Bonham Rd., with about 500 evacuees.

An evacuation center is opened at the Highland Senior Center, 3245 Bowers Road, Clearlake.

An animal evacuation center is opened at the Lower Lake Social Services parking lot, 15975 Anderson Ranch Parkway, Lower Lake. 

Road closures: Morgan Valley Road at Bonham, Rocky Creek Road, Dam Road, Mustang Court, Quarterhorse Road and Sleepy Hollow.

- Capital Public Radio staff