Wildfire SitRep: #RoundFire – February 8, 2015 – PM Update

Inyo County, California | The RoundFire is located off of Hwy 395 at Sherwin Grade, reported in both Inyo and Mono Counties in California.

FIRE STATUS

7,000 Acreas with a 75% containment status.

40 residences and outbuildings have been destroyed. 5 have been damaged.

7 homes were spared by the Kern County Strike Team.

Trees damaged by fire are being assessed and tagged as hazards to be removed.

If they are able to keep within infrastructure goals and objectives, then the town of Paradise residents may return as early as tomorrow morning. No timeline is given as to what time that may be.

Residents may see smoking debris on hillsides but do not pose a threat to the area.

INJURIES

3 Firefighter Injuries. 4th injury reported in this evening’s briefing. Condition and details are unknown at this time.

FIRE RESOURCES

The Personnel count is still 500 firefighters, 35  engines, 28 fire crews and 1 helo.  4 dozers and 2 water tenders.

ASSISTANCE

Financial

The Patio Building at the The Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop was opened today.  The Salavations volunteers will staff the center for the next two to three weeks.

The American Red Cross will be staffing a Financial Assistance Center to help residents with individual financial assistance affected by the fire with their immediate needs. They are located at the Crowley Lake Community Center, 58 Pearson Rd., Crowley Lake, CA
(just past the General Store).

Shelter

Walker Community Center is open to residents for overnight shelter and assistance/ Contact:  (530) 495-2108.

Housing Offers / Options

2 Bedroom Duplex Mill Creek (furnished). John Brockman (760) 387-2762

2 Bedroom home in Starlite. Helen Welvaart (760) 258-7020. helen.welvaart@gmail.com

1 Bedroom House in Bishop. Jessica @ Salon Infinity (760) 872-3765

1 Guest Suite in Home in Bishop. Charles Milligan (916) 202-3330

1 Bedroom in home (they have cats). Larry Freilich (512) 982-7222

3 Bedrooms in home. Sheriff Bill Lutze

1 Bedroom in home (dogs & kids okay). Elaine Kabala/Colin Magowan (323) 652-0390

1 Bed available in RV – Matthew (610) 310-7658

Temporary Housing – RVs

Marlo Morgan (RV sleeps 6) – (760) 920-3395

Paula Welch (RV sleeps 4, no smoking, pets okay) – (760) 258-1415

JD Davis (RV sleeps 6, no water) – (760) 920-0035

Tri-County Fairgrounds has rv spaces available with water & electric. They also have barns available for horses. Sally Symons (760) 937-3258

Pet Boarding

Donna Mason aka “Donna, The Dog Lady” has room for additional dogs. She is located in Round Valley. If possible, she’d like to be called first. Contact: (760) 387-2331.

Available Tools

Carpentry tools available for loan. Ideal for contractor/craftsman that may need to keep working. Utility trailer also available. Dan Hennarty (760) 920-0331. Hennartyconstruction@gmail.com.

 In-Kind Donations

Home Depot Ridgecrest. Would like to bring pallets of water, trash bags and any other items that may be needed. Contact Kim Wright or David Jenkins. (760) 375-4614, extension 101 or 100. Call Sunday or Monday 6am-3pm.

CONTACT INFORMATON

Walker Community Center – (530) 495-2108.

CAL Fire – Info Line: (909) 881-6949

Sheriffs Office – (760) 932-7549 ext. 7

Salvation Army [Bishop] – (760) 872-2124 or (310) 902-5764

Bishop Fairground – (714) 412-5894 Ken Schlick or (760) 937-1772 Tawni

COOPERATING AGENCIES

CAL FIRE [Lead Agency], USFS, Paradise FD, CHP, Inyo and Mono County Sheriffs Offices and CALTrans.

CAUSE

The Cause is still under investigation.

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