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Rocky Fire Containment Aided By Weather

Cal Fire Updates Facebook

Firefighters are briefed on the activities of the Rocky Fire, burning in Lake, Yuba and Colusa counties.

Cal Fire Updates Facebook

Rocky Fire Monday Update: Doubles In Size Over Weekend


11:30 p.m. - Cal Fire says the Rocky Fire has grown slightly, to 67,000 acres, with containment moving to 20 percent as of late Tuesday.

Favorable weather conditions aided the firefighting effort, but drier conditions are expected Wednesday, which could increase the fire's extreme behavior.

-Capital Public Radio staff


3:55 p.m. - The Rocky Fire is now burning about 65,000 acres in Lake, Yolo and Colusa Counties. 

Cal Fire says containment is still 12 percent. The fire has destroyed 24 residences and 26 outbuildings, and damaged three structures.

There are 6,959 structures threatened by the fire.

Resources assigned to the fire include:

  • Personnel - 3,205
  • Fire engines- 301
  • Fire crews - 80
  • Air tankers - 4
  • Helicopters - 19
  • Bulldozers - 57
  • Water tenders - 40

There are reports on Twitter of moisture in the air in the fire area:

 

-Capital Public Radio staff

7:30 a.m. - The Rocky Fire is now burning about 101 square miles in Lake, Yolo and Colusa Counties. For a comparison, the city of Sacramento is 100 square miles. 

Containment is still 12 percent. The fire has destroyed 24 residences and 26 outbuildings, and damaged three structures.

 

12:15 a.m. - More than 3,100 firefighters are working to contain the Rocky Fire in Lake, Yolo and Colusa Counties, which has scorched 62,000 acres since it began July 29, 2015. Cal Fire says the fire is 12 percent contained as of late Monday.

Officals say the fire has crossed Hwy 20 in multiple spots and is expected to have significant activity. Firefighters are working aggressively to build control lines and sustain perimeter control.

Cal Fire urges residents to stay vigilant and adhere to any changes in evacuations and road closures. Terrain is steep and rugged with limited access.

Current evacuations impact more than 13,118 people living in more than 5,530 residences.  Fire agencies from across California and out of the state have responded to the fire.  

 -Capital Public Radio staff