This site provides updates on any active wildfires in Lake County.
For the latest information on wildfires, including any evacuation orders, contact CAL FIRE: http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_current
Local Press Releases & Media Alerts
As of 3:00 p.m., the fire on Mt. Konocti is reported to approximately 80% controlled, with an estimated 30-40% contained. It has burned roughly 275 acres in very steep terrain. Konocti Road, at the base of Mt. Konocti (past Mt. Vista Middle School) is closed to ALL traffic until further notice. Please avoid this area as emergency fire personnel are trying to get equipment up the mountain. (Posted 1/22/2013, 4:18 p.m.)
Lake County News continues to post updates as they become available. For more information, please go to: www.lakeconews.com.
This morning, a control burn at Red Hills Vineyard escaped into the brush on Mt. Konocti. At this time, it continues to increase in acreage. As of 12:45 p.m. the fired had burned 150 acres through thick brush. The County Public Services Department has closed Mt. Konocti Park Road crews have closed Konocti Road. (Posted 1/22/2013, 1:00 p.m.)
Road Closure Information
For the latest highway closure information, call the Caltrans Highway Information Service: (800) 427-7623
To report an electrical outage or hazardous situation, call PG&E at (800) PGE-5002.
IMPORTANT NOTE: PG&E cautions that any downed power line should be treated as a live wire.
For those wishing to donate supplies or equipment, contact the regional chapter of the American Red Cross, which serves Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake counties, by calling (707) 577-7601.
Updated information about the impacts to local air quality due to wildfires is available from the Lake County Air Quality Management District: http://www.lcaqmd.net
The Lake County Visitor Information Center is available to assist displaced residents and visitors with reservations at local lodging establishments:
(707) 274-5652, (800) LAKESIDE