Lake County Getting Hammered With Fire, 5.0 Earthquake

#KugelmanFire [update] community of Lower Lake (Lake County) is now 45 acres & 20% contained.

Photo from Cal Fire tweet.

Lake County got hit with a 5.0 earthquake at approximately three minutes to eight tonight. It was followed by three aftershocks The smaller ones were 2.7, 2.0, and 3.0 in turn. But worse than that, 8000 people are without electricity as a wildfire that threatens homes burns southeast of Clearlake.

The Kugelman Fire in the community of Lower Lake is 45 acres and only 20% contained, according to Cal Fire. Fortunately, as of 8:45 p.m. State Senator Mike McGuire was tweeting, “Most Lower Lake neighbors are being allowed to go back home [after being] evacuated earlier this evening due to wild land fire.”

UPDATE 10:25 p.m.: The Lake County Sheriff sent out the following message:

Mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for all of Lower Lake.

The public is asked to drive with extra caution in the areas effect by the fire. Emergency personnel will be working in the area throughout the night.

UPDATE 1:11 a.m. Wednesday: May Bowser sends us these short videos of another fire in Lake County yesterday. This one was eventually contained about 7:30 p.m.



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