[UPDATE 7:36 p.m.] Pawnee Fire in Lake County Now at 1,500 Acres; 12 Structures Destroyed; 600 Threatened
So far, the firefighters have been unable to stop the fires spread and there is zero containment.
Fire photographer Matthew Henderson has been posting live video from the area. This one was posted at 2:32 a.m.
Check here for information on evacuation centers for people and animals as well as road closures.
UPDATE 8:36 a.m.:
The California Highway Patrol is reporting that State Route 20, the major east/west route between 101 and I-5, is closed at New Long Valley Road.
UPDATE 11:01 a.m.: Though the CHP site is still reporting that 20 is closed. No other sites are doing so and the Caltrans traffic cams show no backup.
UPDATE 12:24 p.m.: Readers are reporting that they can drive through 20.
UPDATE 4:33 p.m.: New mandatory evacuation notice from Lake County Sheriff’s Office:
The mandatory evacuation notice for Spring Valley is being expanded to include all areas north of Highway 20 and east of Old Long Valley Rd to Round Ball Rd, including Mule Skinner, Long Branch, Watertrough Rd, Flintlock, Muzzleloader, No Guns, Antelope, Cougar, Marianne, Ramrod, and Moccasin. When evacuating remember pets, personal computers, prescriptions, photos, paperwork and phones (mobile). If time allows, be sure to close all doors and windows. A shelter has been established at Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake Street. This is a MANDATORY EVACUATION notice form the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.