More Evacuations as Both Fires of the Mendocino Complex Plow Deeper Into Lake County
That warning followed the Mandatory Evacuation for Upper Lake an hour earlier.
“Upper Lake is under imminent threat from the Ranch Fire,” the alert from the Lake County Sheriff said. ” Leave immediately via Hwy 20 Southbound. Shelters established at Lower Lake High School and Twin Pines Casino in Middletown.”
In the video below, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman warns residents to evacuate if told to do so as he drives past building burning on Hwy 20 which is still closed. (According to the CHP, it is now closed at Potter Valley Road and at Hwy 29.)