Saturday, June 3, 2023

[UPDATE: Forward Progress Stopped]One Acre Wildland Fire Burning Near Kelseyville

The fire as seen from the Kelseyville AlertWildFire Camera

Scanner traffic around 1:12 p.m. indicated a wildland fire was reported burning in Kelseyville near the intersection of Kelseyville Creek Drive and Conklin Lane.

The Incident Commander reported the first is one acre in size burning in grass and oak woodland at a moderate rate of spread. Power lines are down in the area.

Reports from the scene indicate that if the fire hits nearby slopes, there is a chance the fire could take off in two directions and become slope driven.

There is a chance that within fifteen minutes a nearby structure could be impacted by the fire.

UPDATE 1:48 p.m.: The fire is currently two acres in size and its rate of spread has been reduced to “slow”. Fire retardant has reportedly been laid around 75% of the fire.

UPDATE 2:04 p.m.: The Incident Commander reports that forward progress has been stopped.

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Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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