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County issues local emergency proclamation due to Rocky fire

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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – County officials have issued an emergency proclamation in response to the growing Rocky fire, with the governor taking separate action on Friday to issue a state of emergency due to the wildland fires burning across the state.

Lake County Office of Emergency Services Manager Marisa Chilafoe prepared and County Administrative Officer Matt Perry signed an official proclamation by the director of Emergency Services declaring a local emergency Thursday evening.

The proclamation recognizes the danger the Rocky Fire poses to county residents, with an estimated 6,100 homes said to be threatened as the fire continues to scorch thousands of acres.

The signed proclamation may make additional resources available and provide certain powers to emergency management officials, the county reported.

On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown issued a state of emergency proclamation in response to a series of wildland fires that began June 17 in 15 counties, including Lake.

In the proclamation, Brown ordered all state government agencies to assist the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in carrying out the state emergency plan, and ordered the California National Guard to mobilize.

The Lake County Office of Emergency Services is partnering with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Coastal Region and greatly appreciates the state's support.

Lake County Office of Emergency Services, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., California Highway Patrol, Red Cross, Lake County Air Quality Management District, the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Departments of Public Health, Lake County Animal Control/Lake Evacuation and Animal Protection, Lake County Fire Chiefs, and Cal Fire are all working together to protect the life, property and safety of Lake County residents.

The Lake County Office of Emergency Services has a prerecorded information line for the Rocky fire set up at 707-263-2360 and also is posting information on the Lake County OES Facebook page.

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