Saturday, September 23, 2023

[UPDATE: Forward Progress Stopped]Wildfire in Kelseyville Threatens Multiple Structures

The Sylar Fire as seen from the Kelseyville Alert Fire Camera

A full wildland firefight is underway in the Lake County town of Kelseyville where a three-acre fire threatens multiple structures.

Scanner traffic indicates that residents in the area are beginning to evacuate.

Originally reported around 4:09 p.m., the Sylar Fire is burning near the intersection of Sylar Lane and State Street.

Upon arrival at the scene, a firefighter told dispatch the fire is around three acres in size, growing at a moderate rate of spread, and threatening multiple structures.

UPDATE 4:40 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates the fire’s forward progress has been stopped. Firefighters are working to extinguish burning mobile homes and a few spot fires.

A view of the fire from the Kelseyville Fire Camera shows the fire’s intensity has gone down considerably since the incident began.

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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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