Nevada County, Calif. October 12, 2017 – All areas that were under an Evacuation Order have been downgraded to an evacuation warning including all areas south of Bitney Springs Road from Beitler Road to Empress Road, all areas west of Bitney Springs Road from Empress Road to Rough and Ready Hwy, all areas north of Rough and Ready Hwy from North Ponderosa Way to Rough and Ready Road, all areas east of Beitler Road from Bitney Springs Road to Hwy 20 including the Empty Diggins Lane Area. All road closures have been lifted.
Please note the greater Rough and Ready area remains under an Evacuation Warning while fire equipment and personnel continue working in the area.
The previous Evacuation Warnings for the Lobo Fire area have been lifted.
Check the roof and exterior areas for sparks and embers as well as the attic and throughout the house for hidden burning sparks and embers. Not all residents will have power; PG&E is working as quickly as possible to restore power in the entire area.
There will be representatives from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department, Nevada County Sheriff Chaplains, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, American Red Cross and CALFIRE in the Lobo fire area to assist with any questions or concerns.
Residents are encouraged to attend the Community Meeting tonight at 6:30 PM at the Rood Center at 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City. This meeting will provide information on services to those affected by the McCourtney and Lobo fires.
When picking up animals from a shelter, please have a photo ID. Upon returning home make sure you have food, water, and proper containment for your animals. High temperatures and fire damage can cause normal household items to become hazardous to you and your animals. Make sure your property is safe before returning home.
Thank you for this message!
By Maynard, owner of the “House with a blue Roof” at Empty Diggings Way and Prospector Road,
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