[UPDATE 1:14 p.m.] Fire Closes Hwy 20 Overnight; Now Open to One-Way Controlled Traffic

chpstarHwy 20 in Lake County was closed for approximately four hours last night between approximately 1:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. as a new wildfire broke out north of Clear Lake between Rosemont and Bruener Drive. The road is now open to one-way controlled traffic. If you are headed through the area please allow extra time.

UPDATE: The road is open.

UPDATE 1:14 p.m.: The Press Democrat has more on the story here. 



  • The people from Clearlake can’t seem to catch a break. It’s been non-stop fires for the past couple years.

    • Lake County Air Quality throttles the “Burn Permits” to kow-tow to the Tourist Trade and Realtors, aka the Lake Chamber of Commerce. They advertise themselves as having the “cleanest air in California.” Consequently, so few burn permits are issued, and so few burn days are called, that the fuel loads build up to max, like now. To boot, Lake burn permits cost $25; not really an incentive to get them or the cursory education that comes with them. af

  • My daughter just drove through on her way to Redding. She says “It’s out, one-way traffic is in place through the “Mop Up” action. Thank Goodness! af

  • I’m so sorry for all the family’s who have lost their homes and businesses.may god bless you all.

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