[UPDATE 10:17 p.m.] Evacuations Ordered as Another Fire Rolls Through Lake County This Afternoon
Lake County News is reporting mandatory evacuations on White Rock Canyon Road.
UPDATE 5 p.m.: It’s being called the Elk Fire .
UPDATE 5:05 p.m.: Cal Fire tweeted,
Firefighters are battling 40 acre fire off of Elk Mountain Road and Mount Dinger Road north of Upper Lake [Lake County] #ElkFire
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) September 2, 2015
UPDATE 5:16 p.m.: For a map of the actual fire location, click here.
UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: Scanner traffic for the fire here.
UPDATE 6:20 p.m.: The plume of smoke is also visible from I5.
UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: Cal Fire tweets,
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) September 3, 2015
UPDATE 7:07 p.m.:
UPDATE 7:11 p.m.: Cal Fire is saying, “The Elk Incident is currently 100 acres in grass oak woodland and brush. Firefighters and Arial resources at scene are aggressively fighting the fire with additional firefighting resources requested and responding.”
UPDATE 8:35 p.m.: Photographer Bambi Henderson writes, “[W]e can see trees bursting into flames from where we are standing. We are right across from Lakeside Materials here in Upper Lake.”
UPDATE 8:55 p.m.: Photographer Bambi Henderson describes this image as “[t]rees exploding on the far ridge with a bomber coming in for a drop.”
UPDATE 10:17 p.m.: As of 7:45 p.m., the fire is 450 acres and 20% contained.