Lodge Lightning Complex Fire increases to 10,000 acres
Leggett - An update on the Lodge Lightning complex fire burning just south of us near Leggett. Evacuation orders have been reduced to evacuation warnings in the following areas: “Camp Seabow”, “Elder Place”, “Tan Oak Park”, “Bald Mountain Ranch”, “Mad Creek”, and “Elk Creek” east of Brush Mountain.
The evacuation order will remain in place for Hermitage, Big Bend and Camp St. Michael.
The fire has been burning for more than a week and has spread significantly since that time. According to Calfire, it is now at 10 thousand acres and is 40 percent contained...there are more than two thousand personnel working to knock out the blaze.. 11 fire fighters have been injured.
The American Red Cross has created an evacuation shelter at the Leggit School for all residents affected by those orders.
Calfire officials have scheduled two meetings for Tuesday, August 12th in Leggett and Laytonville. These are informational meetings with opportunities for questions. The Leggett meeting will be at noon at Leggett School - 1 School Way and in Laytonville at 2 pm at Harwood Hall – 44400 Willis Avenue.
Are extra patrols needed in other outlying areas of the county?