Northern California District
Bureau of Land Management
514 H St Eureka California 95501
Redding, CA, CA 96130
Long Valley Fire Update
July 15 2017 2000
Acres Burned: 51,750
Fire Started: July 11, 2017
Cause: Under Investigation
Fixed Wing: 8
Water Tenders: 7
Total Personnel: 533
Doyle, CA, July 15, 2017 – The mid-afternoon winds intensified fire activity again today, prompting an evacuation of a camp facility and an evacuation advisory for a community to be issued. The temperature rose into the mid 90’s today with single digit relative humidities which made firefighting challenging. Currently, a flank of the fire is pushing eastward from the Dry Valley Creek area towards Black Canyon.
The progression of the fire eastward prompted evacuation of the staff members of the Ortiz Ranch camp facility this morning. Firefighters set up defense of the camp, and were able to prevent the site from being burned. Camp scheduled for this week was canceled; no campers were in the camp.
At midday, the fire progressed towards the community of Rancho Haven located south of the Dry Valley Creek area. Washoe County Sherriff’s Department advised residents to evacuate under an evacuation advisory. Firefighting effort was accomplished with both air support and ground crews. A retardant line was dropped on the southern flank of the fire which aided firefighters in preventing the fire from reaching Rancho Haven. Firefighters are currently assigned to the area to ensure the fire does not come towards the community.
Evacuation centers available are O’Brien Middle School and the Livestock Event Center for large animals. They will be open until further notice.
Contact: Fire Information (831) 265-4193
Information is also available at inciweb.nwcg.gov: please reference Long Valley Fire