Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Hillside Fire in Lake County Now Threatening Critical Infrastructure

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Smoke rising from the Hillside Fire near the town of Clearlake. [Screenshot of the Mt. Konocti AlertWildfire camera]

Smoke rising from the Hillside Fire near the town of Clearlake. [Screenshot of the Mt. Konocti AlertWildfire camera]

About 6:20 a.m. the Hillside Fire was discovered burning near the east end of Clear Lake in Lake County. As of 8:15 a.m., the Incident Commander estimated that six to seven acres are burning at slow rate of spread in brush.

Firefighters are concerned that critical infrastructure at the heel of the fire is threatened. If damaged, this could cause widespread communications issues in the county.

Power lines are reported to be down in the area and firefighters responding to fight the flames are being asked to acknowledge a life safety hazard.

Screenshot from FireMappers showing the location of the fire in red.

Screenshot from FireMappers showing the location of the fire in red.

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