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Friday, August 08, 2014

Evacuation Order issued for area around the eastern boundary of the Lodge Complex Fire. Featured

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Update: From CalFire, posted at 7:00 AM, Aug. 9, 2014: An Evacuation Order has been issued for the area around the eastern boundary of the Lodge Fire in the following areas: Camp Seabow, Elder Place, Tan Oak Park, Bald Mountain Ranch, Mad Creek, Elk Creek east of Brush Mountain.

According to the update, the Lodge Complex has burned 7100 acres, is 30% contained and has involved 11 injuries with 58 structures threatened.

The CalFire Incident update describes the current situation as:
"The fire continues to burn in heavy timber. Firefighters are challenged by steep, rugged terrain with difficult access. Late yesterday afternoon the fire made significant runs on the eastern portion of the fire. Eight firefighters were injured as the fire crested a portion of Brush Mountain. All eight firefighters were transported to burn centers and treated for burns; they remain in stable condition."

An evacuation shelter has been set up by the American Red Cross at the Leggett School, 1 School Way

Please visit www.wildlandfirersg.org for information on how to prepare for an evacuation.

Community meetings will be held today (Sat., Aug 9), in Leggett and Laytonville. The meeting in Leggett will begin at 1:00PM at Leggett School, 1 School Way. The meeting in Laytonville will begin at 5:00PM at the Harwood Hall, 44400 Willis Ave.

The original post on this announcement appears below.


 

Update Friday evening, Aug. 8: CalFire has now issued an Evacuation Order for the area around the eastern boundary of the Lodge Complex Fire in the area of Elk Creek east of Brush Mountain.

An “Evacuation Order,” means there is an imminent threat to life and property in the affected areas and people in these areas should leave the affected area immediately.

For information Contact: Lodge Complex Information Line, (626) 622-7927

In a previous Media Advisory this area was described as:
Near Camp Seabow, Bowman Ranch Rd, Peterson and Grubb Creeks as well as residences in the areas of:
- Big Bend - Grizzly Creek
- Cedar Flat - Hermitage
- Cummings/Little Red Mountain - Little Dann Creek
- Dann Valley - Tan Oak Park

Please visit www.wildlandfirersg.org for information on how to prepare for an evacuation.

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