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Update on Wildfire Intelligence

Supervisor Simon: Update on Wildfire Intelligence

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (October 14, 2017) – I want to provide an update for District 1 residents who remain concerned about reports that the Tubbs Fire may move north toward Middletown.

I was able to put eyes on the Tubbs Fire last night, with the help of the tremendous people from CAL FIRE.  Right now, the lines and the plans they have in place are holding well, and the winds are cooperating.

As District 1 Supervisor, please know that I am in constant communication with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and CAL FIRE.  Currently, we remain under an Advisory, which is not a full evacuation.  Response teams are using every resource available to them to ensure these fires do not advance. 

With Mother Nature’s help, we are optimistic the Tubbs Fire will be contained, and never reach our side of the mountain.

We are deeply appreciative and grateful for the outstanding work of so many over the past week.  Our firefighters have been truly remarkable.

If evacuation is required, please rest assured that we will get the word out through appropriate channels.

Please continue to focus your attention on Nixle, CAL FIRE, the Lake County Office of Emergency Services and Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook posts, and other reliable communications. 

Again, CAL FIRE Chief Greg Bertelli consistently reminds us, “There is a difference between information and intelligence.”

I will personally continue to monitor the best intelligence available, and any need to evacuate will be communicated in a timely manner.

If evacuation is ultimately required, we ask that you proceed in an orderly fashion, and follow the specific instructions of your emergency response officials.