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Public Information Release
August 6, 2015
Lieutenant Steve Brooks, Public Information Officer

ROCKY FIRE REPOPULATION
Phase 1: August 6, 2015 9:30 AM

Bear Valley Road north to SR-20, Wilbur Springs Road for residents only with identification.
All residents east of Highway 29 to W Jerusalem Road and Jerusalem Grade Road intersection. Morgan Valley Road to and including Broken S Ranch Drive, East of Bonham Road, Broken S Ranch Drive, Staehle Lane, Spruce Grove Road, Cantwell Ranch Road, Ridge Road, Lake Ridge Road, North Road, Pine Oak Lane, Noble Ranch Road, Circle L Ranch Drive, Black Bass Pass, Jerusalem Grade to west Jerusalem Road, June Bug Drive, Jerusalem Valley Road, Canyon Road, Quarterhorse Lane, Daly Place, Hale Street, Clayton Creek Road, Ellen Springs Road, Honey Do Ranch Road, Rancho Sendero Way, Diamond Ridge Road and Rocky Trail.
Morgan Valley Road will remain closed to east bound traffic at fire perimeter.

Safety Message:
If there are electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous. Please drive slowly as emergency personnel are in the area. Subject to Change Based on Operational Conditions.

Once a wildfire has burned through an area, many dangers may remain. The following is a list of precautions when returning home, which has been provided by CAL Fire and PG&E.

When driving to your property check for:
Trees, brush and rocks which may be weakened or loosened by fire. Trees and brush weakened by fire may lose limbs or fall. Rocks loosened by fire may roll and crumble. If rocks have rolled down a slope expect more to follow.
Debris or damage from fire on roads and driveways.
Debris on the road near your home and in your driveway. Clearing the debris to the edge of your driveway and removing it later will help keep your home safe from fire.
Utility poles weakened by fire.

At your property, check for fire or fire damage:
Hot embers in rain gutters, on the roof and under overhangs.
Hot embers under decks and in crawl spaces.
Hot embers in wood piles, debris piles and lawn.
Ensure well or pump-house is in working order.
If your electrical service has not been interrupted you may continue to use your power for such things as pumping water, etc.

If your services are off, check for burned service equipment and facilities:
Is there damage to the gas meter, gas lines or propane tank? If there is any visible damage, do not attempt to repair or turn on these services. Call your local propane company or utility.
Look at the electric meter. If there is any visible damage, do not attempt to turn the breaker on.
If there are electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact your local utility immediately.

When you have secured safety outside your home, check inside for fire or fire damage.
Embers in the attic, which may have entered through vents.
If electricity is off, before turning it on, make sure all appliances are turned off. Once you are sure all appliances are turned off, there is no fire damage to your building and the meter does not have any visible damage you may turn on the main circuit breaker.
Check if the phone is working.
Check if security system and alarms are working.
Use flashlights to help inspect your home and surrounding area.

After checking your property, continue to use caution and note outdoor conditions:
Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking should be considered hazardous.
Smoldering holes on the ground can be full of hot coals.
White ash is evidence of hot material.

If you find any of these conditions:
Fire and other emergencies – Stay away and report condition to a local fire or law enforcement official in the area and call 911.
Damaged utility equipment – Report electrical problems and damaged equipment to your local utility.
Gas Leaks – Report electrical problems and damaged equipment to your local utility.

For full details, view this message on the web.

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