Rolling Pines Fire Update
January 19, 2022
Size: 783 acres
Date Started: January 18, 2022
Cause: Under Investigation
Fireline leadership reported greatly moderated fire behavior overnight. Good progress made overnight with both bulldozer created containment lines and patrol and mop up operations using engine crews.
High overnight humidity recoveries and low winds will allow firefighters to continue with those operations today. A wind shift from the north is expected late this afternoon.
Highway 21 and all areas currently under evacuation remain closed. Both electric and fire crews are working to mitigate safety concerns before evacuations can be lifted. The shelter in Elgin remains open to evacuated residents who need food and shelter.
The fire is holding along Power Plant Road and along Highway 21. No active fire has been reported inside the Circle D or Pine Hill Estates subdivisions.
Evacuations and Closures Evacuations are still in place for the following areas: Power Plant Road, Pine Tree Loop, Lisa Lane, Linda Lane, Porter Road, KC Drive, Hill Crest Drive, Pinedale Drive, Pinehollow Drive, Wildwood Drive, Boren Lane, Pinehill Drive. Residents living on East and West Kelley Road and North to FM 1441 may return to their homes. Drive carefully and beware of smoke in the area. Entrance to these areas will be via FM 1441 as Hwy 21 will continue to have roadblocks in place.
Damages and Injuries At this point, no injuries from either the public or first responders have been reported. No confirmed residential structure losses.