A new fire started south of Kelseyville today. According to a Cal Fire tweet a few minutes after 3 p.m., “Firefighters are battling a 20 acre fire off Kelsey Creek Rd & Conklin Ln, Kelseyville (Lake County). Evacuations in progress for Kelsey Creek Dr and Carder Rd.”
Firefighters are battling a 20 acre fire off Kelsey Creek Rd & Conklin Ln, Kelseyville (Lake County) Evacuations in progress for Kelsey Creek Dr and Carder Rd. #KelseyFire https://t.co/HED3xU1gLI pic.twitter.com/nWyraBkxaF
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) September 3, 2018
The Sheriff said the evacuations are only advisories when he posted this update on Facebook a few minutes before 3 p.m.
Although this is contradictory, we believe but have been unable to confirm that the Sheriff’s Facebook post is the most accurate. Scanner traffic indicates that some resources are being sent back which is unlikely if structures are threatened.
UPDATE 3:28 p.m.: Lake County Sheriff’s Nixle update states, “Advisory Evacuation for one mile out from the South of intersection of Kelsey Creek Drive and Wight Way. Please watch out for emergency vehicles in the area and drive safely.”
UPDATE 4:16 p.m.: According to a Lake County Sheriff’s Nixle update about a half hour ago, “Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Residents should continue to remain vigilant as there continue to be windy conditions that could cause the fire activity to become unpredictable.”