Just back from vacation and was out of the country – New Zealand – and so many terrible things happened here at home when I was gone – from the senseless Las Vegas shooting massacare and the death of my favorite musician, Tom Petty. And on the day I was flying back home I began seeing headlines about terrible fires burning in Sonoma and Napa Counties in the Bay Area and beyond (a friend of the friend I traveled with lost his house in the Santa Rosa).
Here are some updates on how the area’s outdoor agencies are coping with the devastation:
Napa and Santa Rosa California Department of Fish and Wildlife offices closed.
Napa-area Silverado Fisheries hatchery shuts down as evacuations become necessary:
Further north, the Buck Fire has forced restrictions in the popular Shasta-Trinity National Forest:
Incident: Buck Fire (CA) Wildfire
Released: 15 min. ago
ORDER NO. 14-17-07
BUCK FIRE CLOSURE
SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST
Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the
following acts are prohibited within the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. This Order is effective
from October 11, 2017 until the Buck Fire is declared out.
1. Going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Buck Fire Closure Area. The Buck Fire Closure Area boundary begins at the junction of Forest Road No. 28Nl0 and the Trinity and Tehama County line, then continues west along the northern edge of Forest Road No. 28N10 to its intersection with Forest Road No. 28N23, then continues west along the northern edge of Forest Road No. 28N23 to its intersection with Forest Road No. 29N30, then continues southwest along the western edge of Forest Road No. 29N30 to its intersection with Forest Road No. 28N40, then continues southeast along the western edge of Forest Road No. 28N40 to Hermit Rock, then continues northeast along the ridge from Hermit Rock to Black Rock Mountain, then continues east along the southern edge of Forest Trail No. 10W61 to its intersection with Forest Trail
No. 10W60, then continues east along the southern edge of Forest Trail No. 10W60 to its intersection with the Trinity and Tehama County line, then continues north along the eastern edge of the Trinity and Tehama County line back to the starting point, as shownon the attached map (Exhibit A). 36 CFR 261.52(e).
2. Being on any National Forest System road within the Buck Fire Closure Area, as shown on the attached map (Exhibit A). 36 CFR 261.54(e).
3. Being on any National Forest System trail within the Buck Fire Closure Area, as shown on the attached map [see maps tab on InciWeb] (Exhibit A). 36 CFR 261.55(a).
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50( e ), the following persons are exempt from this order:
1. Persons with a permit from the Forest Service specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.
A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. 16 USC 551 and 18 USC 3559, 3571, and 3581.
Executed at Redding, California this 10th day of October 2017.
DAVID R. MYERS
This Order supersedes Fore st Order No. 14-17-06, dated 15 September 2017.
This map shows how many fires are burning in Northern California currently:
Here’s a video update on just how devastating these fires have been in wiping out entire subdivisions: