We were allowed back in our home today. Then the next group of homes were evacuated as the fire moves on down the road. Because the brush is low and we have high winds out here the fire is burning quickly. The main concern is protecting the homes in the area. We have had helicopters, various planes, and a DC10 flying overhead since yesterday dropping water and phoschek on the flames.
Crown IC (Agua Dulce):
Fire was reported at Thursday July 29, at 2:32pm and it is now at 13,000 acres. Currently we are at 20% containment.
Resources to this fire are the following: 1700 plus Fire Personnel, 6 Copters, 4 Fixed Wing and 1 DC10, 2 Helitankers, 10 Dozers, 3 Water Tenders.
This was how it looked when we got home this morning:
I am so thankful that our family is safe, our home is safe and very glad to be back home. Blessings to all going through this ordeal.
I also want to say we have the best firemen/women in the World. They rock!! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do when risking your lives to protect ours. Ya’ll ROCK!!
Blessings and Hope!
Friday July 30th, 2010: 5:18 a.m. PDT
Palmdale Station is advising the following fire evacuations:
KOA Campground 7601 Soledad Canyon Rd
Robins Nest campground 8237 Soledad canyon Rd
Shambala Wildlife Reserve 6867 Soledad canyon Rd
Leona Valley / West Palmdale
The Ana Verde Community
South of Elizabeth Lake Rd from 90th Street West to 25th Street West.
Evacuation Shelters have been setup at the following locations:
Marie Kerr Park – 2730 West Rancho Vista Blvd, Palmdale
Acton Community Center at 3748 West Nichols Ave, Acton
Agua Dulce Elementary School at 11311 West Frescati St
Residents needing shelter for large animals are asked to go to the Antelope Valley Fair Grounds at 2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster
Friday July 30th, 2010: 12:08 p.m. PDT
Based on ongoing evaluation of the fire and dangerous conditions, Incident Command is ordering a hard road closure in the area of Elizabeth Lake Road from 25th Street West to Bouquet Canyon Rd. Access to Elizabeth Lake Road via Goddie Hill and Bouquet Canyon Rd is also closed.
Access into the area will be restricted to all, including residents. Those residents who have chosen to stay are encouraged to leave.
Access is limited to residents only in the following areas:
Anaverde Community, Rancho Vista, and Shannon Valley.