Mandatory evacuations ordered as new wildfire in Clearlake explodes

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation order as a new fire in Clearlake exploded Wednesday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office said residents in the following areas should be evacuated immediately: north of Moran Valley Road and south of Cache Creek, in the designated area LOW-E159, and north of Main Street and south of Cache Creek, or LOW-E160 , and CLE -E157-A.

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An evacuation warning is in place for the LOW-E169 area, south of Main Street and Morgan Valley Road and north of Spruce Grove Road, LOW-E170, south of Morgan Valley Road and north of Spruce Grove Road and LOW-E176.

A shelter was placed at Kelseyville High School at 5480 Main St in Kelseyville.

As of Wednesday about 1:50 pm, what authorities are calling the Cache Fire has expanded to more than 40 acres. The Cal Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit will respond to help with the fire, which is near 6th Avenue and Cache Street in Clearlake, Cal Fire said.

Authorities said they called an ambulance for a “senior burn victim.” No other injuries were reported.

Cal Fire was asked to be careful if you are traveling in the area.

“Additional resources are moving quickly in the fire and air attacks have begun,” states Senator Mike McGuire tweeted. “This is a quick moving incident, please follow evacuation orders.”

At least six major wildfires are currently burning in California, according to Cal Fire. The largest fire, called the Dixie Fire, burned 635,728 acres and was 33% at 7:46 am Wednesday.

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