Oct102017

Lobo Fire Update Nevada County

 

As of 7:26 this a.m. the Lobo Fire, near Lobo Trail in Rough and Ready has burned 880 acres and is 23% contained. Between 30 and 40 structures have been destroyed.

Lobo is four miles west of Grass Valley, Ca. Timber and brush. Active fire behavior with wind driven runs, short crown runs and short range spotting. Numerous structures threatened. Road closures in effect.

October 10, 2017 at 7:45 AM Yuba netfire

Be prepared for an extended power outage in the Bitney Springs/LWW area. 874 homes without power in the evacuation zone at last check. Remember, there is still active fire in the area.

October 10, 2017 at 7:34 AM

Tentative containment date for the Lobo fire is October 13, 2017. Firefighters have achieved 23% containment. Evacuations will be re-evaluated as progress continues.

October 10, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Sierra College: The Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley will remain closed today for all day and evening classes due to continued fire danger, evacuations, and road closures. The Rocklin, Roseville, and Truckee campuses remain open.

October 10, 2017 at 7:01 AM

The control objectives for the day are:

Keep the fire North of Rough and Ready Highway
Keep the fire South of Bitney Springs Road
Keep the fire East of Lake Wildwood Estates
Keep the fire West of the intersection of Bitney Springs Road and Newtown Road

October 10, 2017 at 6:48 AM

Fire behavior: The fires are burning in a mix of grass and brush with stands of timber and timber litter that are extremely dry and have a heavy fuel loading. The fire spread was initially driven by high winds and low humidity with long range spotting. Group tree torching could cast embers and produce spot fires in receptive fuel beds, especially where timber litter fuel loading or heavy grass crops are high. Wind speeds are expected to significantly decrease from the previous day which will lead to lower rates of spread and lower spotting distances.

October 10, 2017 at 6:47 AM

A dry weather system will pass just north of the fire site Tuesday into Wednesday. Relative humidity will remain low with poor overnight recovery. Winds will be shifting the next couple of days as the system approaches and moves through the region and will become west to northwest on Wednesday.

October 10, 2017 at 5:51 AM

Nevada Joint Union High School District Superintendent Louise Johnson has canceled school for today, October 10th in the district due to the fires in Nevada County.

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