For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 11, 2018
Estimated 54 homes without power as containment increases near Lagunitas
Woodacre, CA – The Marin County Fire Department, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies continued to respond to the Irving Fire, just northwest of Lagunitas in rural Marin County.
The fire, which started at about 7 p.m. Monday, September 10, was at 152 acres and 45 percent containment by 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 11. An earlier acreage estimate of 115 was adjusted Tuesday evening through the use of global positioning mapping.
All previous evacuation orders and warnings were lifted and was deemed safe for residents to return to the area. However, an estimated 54 homes were without power Tuesday night, including the following areas:
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) estimated that homes in those areas could remain without power until 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 12. Crews were restoring power to some areas Tuesday night.
All roads previously closed – including Arroyo, Alamo, Portola and Mountain King – were reopen as of Tuesday night.
Approximately 150 firefighters supported the fire suppression effort Tuesday, including support from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CalFire), the Santa Rosa Fire Department, Sonoma Valley Fire Rescue, Tomales Volunteer Fire, Novato Fire, Ross Valley Fire, San Rafael Fire, and Kentfield Fire. In addition, Novato Fire, Ross Valley Fire and Central Marin Fire provided additional support overnight.
The wind continued to be a challenge for firefighters, causing hot spots to flare up. However, crews strengthened the fire lines within the perimeter of the blaze. Marin County Fire anticipated crews would be actively working through at least Thursday, September 13.
Jason WeberChiefMarin County Fire Department
33 Castle Rock Ave.Woodacre, CA 94973(415) 473-6717Email: Jason WeberMarin County Fire website