Monday, May 26, 2008

Fire Update: All clear from Windy Oaks

According to the CDF almost 4000 acres have been destroyed, but the fire is now 70% contained. Just 50 more acres were lost last night and minimal growth is expected today. The estimated number of residences threatened has been reduced from 500 to 100. Some roads have now been reopened (to residents, with proof of residency for security):

• Eureka Canyon Road and Rider Road to Ormsby Road
• Hazel Dell Road
• Buzzard Lagoon Road
• Browns Valley Road
• Croy Road

Mount Madonna Park and Loma Prieta Road/Summit Road remain closed.

I just received an email from Jim and Judy Schultze at Windy Oaks that said everything there is OK.

Update: as of 6PM the fire is now 80% contained - 4,270 acres destroyed. However that increased figure is mainly due to more accurate mapping information on acreage already burned.