Katherine's friend and co-worker that was evacuated a couple days ago and has been staying with us went home last night. She's no longer a Happy Camper now that she's back in her own home. Glad we could be there for her.
Not much else, evacuations and evacuation advisories now extend up to Pioneer and Buckhorn (the road to the "secret" lake starts in Buckhorn. There are also evacuations in parts of San Andreas (where I meet Yuki to fish up Lake Alpine way), Murphys, and Angels Camp (fish Angels Creek upon occasion). Just a perspective of the vastness of this fire. It takes me an hour to get from home to Angels Camp.
Damage currently stands at 86 homes and 51 outbuildings with 6400 homes still threatened.
Here's a list of personnel and equipment being used. Again just a perspective of the vastness of this fire.
|Total Fire Personnel:||3,852|
|Total Fire Engines:||452|
|Total Fire crews:||77|
|Total Water Tenders:||48|
The new fire we're also watching is the "Valley" fire up in Lake County by Clearlake. We're heading in that direction next Thursday for a weekend at Upper Lake.
The Valley fire was 400 acres (Yesterday at 1:24 pm) and still being reported that size when we went to bed last night. This morning Cal Fire listed it at 40,000 acres. This fire is South and West of Clearlake so shouldn't be a problem.
Sure hope it rains soon.