Hwy 20 Closed as Ranch Fire Runs Out of Control
This photo of the Ranch Fire was taken from Hwy 20 about 2.5 miles west of SR 29 late yesterday afternoon. [Photo from Caltrans District 1]
Hwy 20 is closed as the Ranch Fire which started south of Potter Valley continues to take new territory. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office posted at 4 p.m., “State Route 20 has been closed as a result of the Ranch Fire. The Highway is closed between the intersection of Hwy 20 and Potter Valley Road and the intersection of Hwy 29 & Hwy 20.”
There is no estimated time of reopening, according to Caltrans.
The town of Lakeport and the surrounding areas are under mandatory evacuation.
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