In One Day, Pawnee Fire in Lake County Sweeps Over 7,700 Acres, Burns a Dozen Structures
A Red Flag Warning was issued yesterday for the area. Today the temperature soared to 98 degrees. On top of the heat, gusty winds and low humidity fed the fire.
According to a Cal Fire press release,
Hwy 20 is still open. However, according to Cal Fire, “New Long Valley Road is closed at Highway 20, Old Long Valley Road is closed at Highway 20.”
The fire burned very actively throughout the day in the Spring Valley area, north east of Clearlake Oaks in Lake County. The fire is being driven by low relative humidity, erratic winds, and above normal temperatures. Expanded evacuation orders are in effect for the entire Spring Valley area and residents are reminded to heed all evacuation orders. Additional resources are enroute to the incident.
According to the Lake County Sheriff, “CalFire has requested that all remaining residents in the Spring Valley area reduce their water usage immediately in order to conserve water for fire-fighting purposes.”
For information on evacuations, please click here.
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