(Updated 07/10/2012 @ 09:52 p.m. – Updated items are in bold)
Firefighters are gaining ground on five wild fires in the foothills of Western Colusa County. Dry conditions fanned a fast-moving blaze across 4,185 acres of dry grass and tress. The fire is now 60% contained.
Approximately 1,399 firefighters from all over the northern state have been battling the blaze since the afternoon of Sunday, July 8th, 2012; it is believed that the fire was started at 3:45 p.m – cause unknown at this time.
There is a report of 5 outbuildings that have been threatened.
The Mill Fire located that began in the Mendocino National Forest has closed the gap between the two fires, separating them by an approximate 10 miles.
Evacuations at the Letts Lake and Fouts Springs campground have been made; while some outer lying areas of Stonyford are under voluntary evacuation.
Evacuations are in effect for the communities of Fouts Springs, Bonnie View, and Board Camp Springs and campgrounds within the Upper Letts Lake area. Portions of the community of Stonyford are under voluntary evacuation. The Lake View Loop Road to the Goat Mountain Road is under voluntary evacuation. The Fouts Springs Road (Road M10) is closed at Stonyford. The Goat Mountain Road is closed at the Stonyford Lodoga Road. An advisory has been issued to residents west of the Stonyford Lodoga Road between Stonyford and Goat Mountain Road to be prepared for a possible evacuation.
Due to the evacuation of ranches, if anyone has space to hold livestock within Colusa County or Glenn County, please call the Sheriff’s Department to be transferred to Animal Control and notify them of your contact information and your occupancy limit.
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