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Jerusalem Fire Scorches 2,000 Acres In Lake County

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A retardant drop on the Fork Complex Fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Friday Aug. 7, 2015.

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A look at the details of some of the major fires burning in Northern and Central California. This story is updated several times through the day, as new information becomes available.

Fires that are fully contained and no longer updated include: Swedes, Big Creek, Fern, Wragg and Frog.

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7:29 p.m. The fast-moving Jerusalem Fire in Lake County has exploded to 2,000 acres, according to Cal Fire.

Evacuations are in place for Jerusalem Valley area east of Spruce Grove Rd.

6:12 p.m. Another blaze is burning in Lake County Sunday afternoon. 

Cal Fire says a 100-acre fire is burning off Jerusalem Road, seven miles northeast of Middleton in Lake County.

Multiple media organizations are reporting that mandatory evacuations are in place for the Jerusalem Fire.


Meanwhile, the Rocky Fire has now at 85 percent containment after scorching 69,636 acres.

3:40 p.m.

Cal Fire says the Rocky Fire stands at 69,636 acres in Lake, Yolo and Colusa Counties and is 70 percent contained. All remaining evacuations will be lifted at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Repopulation information can be found at the following link: http://t.co/H1DiXYxntU 

The Willow Fire in Madera County is burning 5,702 acres in the Sierra National Forest southeast of Bass Lake. Containment is at 95 percent. All evacuation orders in the area have been lifted. 




The Lowell Fire in Nevada County is currently 95 percent contained at 2,304 acres. Two structures were destroyed and one damaged. All evacuation orders and advisories have been lifted, but Cal Fire urges those in the area to be cautious as firefighters are still working in the area.

The Rough Fire in the Sierra National Forest doubled in size overnight Friday, now standing at 1,365 acres, with 0 percent containment. 

Fire will continue to progress on all flanks with potential for rolling material to bring the fire downhill towards the Kings River drainage with potential of spotting across the Kings River.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks remain fully open with no closures. Visitors may experience smoke impacts in the Cedar Grove area.

The U.S. Forest Service is battling a lightning fire in Sequoia National Forest, eight miles northeast of Camp Nelson. Named the Cabin Fire, the blaze has reached 5,659 acres and is 92 percent contained and has been burning since July 19.

The Humboldt Lightning Fires, a series of 70 lightning fires are burning across 4,615 acres in Humboldt County at 45 percent containment.

The Gasquet Complex Fire in Six Rivers National Forest stands at 2,162 acres and 5percent containment. On the Gasquet Ranger District there are currently 6 active fires. Several other fires were contained on initial attack. The following six fires on the Gasquet Ranger District are now being managed by Southern California Incident Management Team 2:
  • Bear Fire - 313 acres
  • Coon Fire - 1,040 acres
  • Peak Fire - 359 acres
  • Summit Fire - 57 acres
  • Williams Fire - 168 acres
  • Feeder Fire - 235 acres

The River Complex Fire in Shasta-Trinity National Forest is now at 15,879 acres with 8 percent containment. The Happy and the Groves Fire merged and will be called the Groves Fires. The Dailey Fire is now inside the containment lines of the Groves Fire.

No structures have been damaged or destroyed. The increase in acreage is due to Satruday night's infrared flight and more accurate mapping.

The Route Complex Fire in the Six Rivers National Forest is burning 18,905 acres and is 15 percent contained. The fire is a series of seven fires that were previously named under the Fork Complex and Mad River Complex but have been split to provide fire managers and fire fighters better organization to manage the fires.

The Mad River Complex Fire in the Six Rivers National Forest is burning 18,317 and is 35 percent contained. It is burning in the Ruth Lake and Mad River Communities. Residents of the area around Ruth Lake are under a mandatory evacuation order, and an evacuation advisory has been placed on Van Duzen Road from the dump south to the intersection of the Ruth and Zenia Roads. Two residences and two outbuildings have been destroyed.

The South Complex Fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is burning 16,964 acres and is 5 percent contained. 

The complex currently consists of approximately 9 known fires in the Hyampom and Corral Bottom areas. The acreage for all the fires in the complex are as follows:
  • Castle - 8,187
  • Johnson - 4,367 (formerly Pelletreau)
  • Pattison - 3,442
  • Clark: - 589
  • Olson: - 240
  • York - 73
  • Hidden - 10
  • Springer - 1

A public meeting will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 4 p.m. at the Hyampom Volunteer Fire Department.

A public meeting will be held Monday, August 10, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Burnt Ranch School.

A public CAMP TOUR will be held at the Hyampom Airport Incident Command Post at 11am on Monday, August 10, 2015. Please call 530/628-0093 and let organizers know you’re attending.

A forest closure order, which includes areas inside the South Complex was put into effect Saturday. The closure prohibits going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Fork, South, Route and Mad River Complex Fire Closure Areas on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. For more information on the Forest Closure, please visit the Shasta Trinity National Forest.

The Dodge Fire, located 17 miles northeast of Ravendale, is burning 10,570 acres and is 45 percent contained. The Dodge Fire, previously named R-1, is burning brush, grass and juniper in a remote area of northeast Lassen County, Calif. It is threatening habitat for greater sage-grouse. There are no threats to communities or critical infrastructure.

The Fork Complex Fire, burning in the Yolla Bolly Wilderness north through the Trinity Alps in Trinity County, is 19,472 acres and 17 percent contained. Eight residences and four outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire. The Fork Complex consists of over 40 fires, all of which were ignited by lightning between July 29 and 31, 2015.

 - Capital Public Radio Staff


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