Fouts Springs and Goat Mountain Roads opened this evening to residents only. A reduced number of Firefighters and support personnel remain in the area working on fire line repair. Crews continue to patrol, assess and rehabilitate the fire area.
Voluntary evacuations and advisories for the Lakeview Loop, the west side of the Stonyford-Lodoga Road between Stonyford and Goat Mountain, and Century Ranch have been lifted.
The Stonyford Work Center is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Saturday.
|Date of Origin||Saturday July 07th, 2012 approx. 03:00 PM|
|Location||10 miles west of Stonyford, CA|
|Incident Commander||Kipp Morrill|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday July 18th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Heavy mixed brush and timber.
As the days grow hotter and the humidity decreases, residents will continue to see smoke within the fire lines. This is normal after a fire, and residents can rest assured that crews will be vigilant about responses to any smoke and visible fire.
The closure order for the Mill Fire area was adjusted today, restoring access to Letts Lake, while maintaining the closure within most of the fire perimeter on the Mendocino National Forest. Closure Order Number 08-12-09 will go into effect at 6 p.m. today, replacing Order Number 08-12-07. It opens up the M10 Road access to the north of the fire, including access to the recreation sites on the southern portion of the Snow Mountain Wilderness. On the south, it reestablishes access to Goat Mountain Road. The closure includes roads and popular off-highway vehicle trails that were damaged in the wildfire. Residents and landowners or lessees of land within the closure area are exempt from the order to the extent necessary to access their property. The Forest is currently involved in Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) evaluation and activities to address the damage from the Mill Fire. This includes looking at vegetation, soils and the watershed, as well as roads, trails and facilities in the area.
Crews are making quick progress in the mop-up phase while remaining focused on safety. Resource management employees will continue to work on repairs and assessing long-term needs for forest health through the Burn Area Emergency Response team.
The Mill Fire has low potential for growth.
The difficulty of the terrain is high.
“We are happy to be able to allow the public to access Letts Lake and the Snow Mountain Wilderness from the M10 Road again,” said Forest Supervisor Sherry Tune. “We are asking the public to respect the closure order for the majority of the Mill Fire area, including roads and trails within the burned acreage. This will help us maintain public and firefighter safety, as well as safely continue our work to stabilize and rehabilitate these areas to protect the natural resources and provide for future visitor use.”
|Wind Conditions||3 mph E|