80°F – North winds are increasing over the area late this morning. The switch in wind direction will tend to push the direction of the fire from NE to more in the SE direction away from Cascade shores. So far, the fire has burned 1,700 acres, is 20% contained and thankfully, no structures have been lost.
The forecast for the next few days call for rising daytime temperatures, lowering humidities and developing north winds under building high pressure. As mentioned. this may shift the fire in southerly to SE direction, possibly threatening the towns of Gold Run, Dutch Flat and the Alta area in the next few days which is not good news. The only positive thing from this scenario is wind shift may push the fire away from Cascade Shores. Let us all continue to be vigilant and maintain a watchful eye for possible changes in fire behavior over the next several days.
There is still a evacuation advisory for the entire Cascade Shores area this morning. The official noon update remains the same:
July 27, 2015 11:30 am Per Cal Fire’s meeting this morning, all evacuation areas remain the same, mandatory for Red Dog Road east of Greenhorn, You Bet Road east of Greenhorn, Chalk Bluff and Lowell Hill Roads. Cascade Shores** also remains in an advisory evacuation status. There is activity restoring infrastructure and emergency vehicle traffic in and around these areas. For more information on this, go to Cal Fires web page http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=1156
For the latest Lowell fire info, Go to http://yubanet.com/2015Local/Lowell.php. Note:
The photos were taken at 11:30 this morning, looking south from Quaker Hill. The view shows more smoke than yesterday, indicating more fire activity. The fire has also spread further to the NE since yesterday.
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