Lake County fire prompts immediate evacuations

Photo of the Lake County fire.

LAKE COUNTY (KRON) — A 3,000-acre wildfire in Lake County Wednesday afternoon has prompted immediate evacuations for residents in the area, according to Calfire.

The fire is centered near Morgan Valley Road and Rocky Creek Road, east of Lower Lake. The Calfire Sonoma-Lake-Napa unit are on-scene, Calfire said.

Immediate evacuations are in place for the North side of Morgan Valley Road for 5 miles east of Bonham Rd., Calfire said.

The fire has destroyed several outbuildings.

The fire started at about 4:10 p.m. Wednesday.

Structures are threatened as a result of the fire. It is traveling rapidly. Additional resources have been ordered, Calfire said.

The area is full of heavy brush and timber. Calfire said access is difficult in the area.

The fire is at zero percent containment.

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