Scanner traffic beginning at approximately 1:15 p.m. indicates a full wildland fire response including ground and air resources have been dispatched after reports emerged of a burning RV spreading into nearby vegetation near the 800 block of Round Mountain Road north of Clearlake Oaks.
The incident commander said the fire is currently two acres with a fully involved vehicle and one structure threatened.
The incident is being referred to as the Round Fire and Cal Fire Mendocino County units are assisting. A firefighter responding to the incident said the smoke is “greyish in color and building.”
The following is a Tweet from Cal Fire LNU regarding the fire:
UPDATE 1:38 p.m.: A firefighter from overhead reported the Round Fire is actually two fires, approximately 1/2 acre each that are threatening multiple structures. They described multiple trees burning with the potential of “quite a few acres.”
The Incident Commander described the fire growing at a moderate rate of spread currently 2-3 acres with heavy spotting to the northwest.
UPDATE 1:50 p.m.: The Round Fire Air Attack Command is reporting the fire is currently 4-5 acres, growing at a slow to moderate rate of spread to brush, with short-range spotting.
UPDATE 2:05 p.m.: Round Fire Incident Command has requested additional Lake County Fire departments respond to the incident.
This footage was taken from the Mt. Konocti AlertWildfire Webcam:
UPDATE 2:15 p.m.: The Incident Commander is estimating the Round Fire is now 8-10 acres and described attempts at contained it as “really good.”
UPDATE 2:29 p.m.: The Incident Commander is reporting that the fire’s forward progress has stopped describing it has considerably boxed in by fire retardants and dozers.
The following is the Round Fire as seen from the Walker Ridge AlertWildFire Camera:
UPDATE 2:38 p.m.: Forward progress stopped at ten acres. The fire is 10% contained.
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