[UPDATE Tuesday] Kelseyville and Finley Area Ordered to Immediately Evacuate as River Fire Rushes Southeast
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has issued new Mandatory Evacuations for the area of Kelseyville and Finley as the River Fire pushes southeast. According to the press release, “The Mandatory Evacuation area is north of the Sonoma-Lake-Mendocino County Line, east of Highland Springs Road, south of Clear Lake, and west of Bottle Rock Road extending north to Clear Lake State Park including the communities of Kelseyville and Finley.”
More information available from the press release below the Mendocino Complex:
MENDOCINO COMPLEX EVACUATION ADVISORY – CORRECTED
WHAT: EVACUATION ADVISORY
WHERE: An Evacuation Advisory has been issued for the following areas:
• The Mendocino National Forest within the boundaries of Lake County, and
• Lake Pillsbury Basin and surrounding area
• North of Bartlett Springs Road, east of the Ranch Fire, south of the LakeMendocino-Glenn
County Line, and west of Lake-Colusa County Line
• The Lucerne and Paradise Valley areas, north of Clear Lake, east of the Ranch
Fire, south of Bartlett Springs Road, west of Paradise Valley Drive
NOTES: SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. A reminder to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. There will be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911.
Scanner traffic indicates the fire is pushing towards George Road.
UPDATE 3:37 p.m.: Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman gives an update:
UPDATE 7:04 p.m.: Cal Fire says that the River Fire is now 23,411 acres and 5% contained. They also say that the Ranch Fire is 45,076 acres and 5% contained. THis is a total of 68,487 acres and only 5% contained.
Below are more details.Incident Update 7.30