LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Wye Fire and Walker Fire 2012 continue their spread in Lake and Colusa Counties in California tonight. Officials with CAL FIRE’s Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit tell news shortly before 4 pm local time tonight the fire is still only thirty percent contained.
The Wye Fire which now includes the Walker Fire (fire map below) reached seven thousand acres in just two days, officials tell news. But structural protection efforts have been successful. Only two structures have been lost, one damaged.
Some evacuations orders were lifted Tuesday. Those include Spring Valley. But officials advise news that other orders remain in place tonight. Among them are orders for residents in Wilbur Hot Springs Rd and sections of Bear Valley Rd.
The fire which erupted on Sunday has resulted in two injuries, official tell news. The fire continues to spread from its core at Highway 20 east of Highway 53 and Clearlake Oaks, official tell news. One hundred thirty-four engines are on scene today with forty-three from CAL Fire. CAL Fire has contributed more than seven hundred firefighters of the nearly one thousand one hundred personnel on scene today.
Call Centers have been established for concerned residents impacted by both fires. Those numbers are (707) 967-4207 and 4208. More agencies joined the effort to battle the blaze Tuesday. CAL Fire reports that it was joined by Tuesday by Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, CHP, CALTRANS, PG&E, Red Cross, Bureau of Land Management, CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation and dozens of local fire agencies. For the latest update on the Wye Fire, click HERE.