Sites Fire in Colusa County: Evacuations, Maps and Updates

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

COLUSA COUNTY, Calif. — Fire crews are battling the so-called Sites Fire, a 4,463-acre wildfire in Colusa County.

According to Cal Fire, the fire is burning near Sites Lodoga Road and Stone Corral Avenue in Colusa. 

The fire is being influenced by northerly winds. Areas to the south of the fire could be impacted by drifting smoke.

Authorities are calling on people to use caution if they are driving in the area and to give way to emergency vehicles.

Evacuations

The Colusa County Sheriff’s Office called for evacuations in the following areas:

Leesville Lodoga Road to Leesville Leesville to Huffmaster RoadHuffmaster Road to SitesLeesville Road to Antelope Valley Ranch and North from Antelope Valley Ranch Sites Lodoga rd at Sites (has a hard road Closure)

Colusa Veterans Hall 108 E Main Street in Colusa is open for shelter needs. 

Fire Perimeter Map

This map from the National Interagency Fire Center shows the perimeter for the Sites Fire.

WILDFIRE PREPS

If you live in a wildfire-prone zone, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. Defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris are completely cleared. At least 100 feet is recommended.

What you need to know to prepare, stay safe for wildfires

The Department of Homeland Security suggests assembling an emergency kit that has important documents, N95 respirator masks, and supplies to grab with you if you’re forced to leave at a moment’s notice. The agency also suggests signing up for local warning system notifications and knowing your community’s evacuation plans best to prepare yourself and your family in cases of wildfires.

Some counties use Nixle alerts to update residents on severe weather, wildfires, and other news. To sign up, visit www.nixle.com or text your zip code to 888777 to start receiving alerts. 

Are you wildfire ready? Here’s what to do to prepare for fire season.

PG&E customers can also subscribe to alerts via text, email, or phone call. If you’re a PG&E customer, visit the Profile & Alerts section of your account to register.

What questions do you have about the latest wildfires? If you’re impacted by the wildfires, what would you like to know? Text the ABC10 team at (916) 321-3310.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.