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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Officials are calling for evacuations in the Blue Lakes area, which is in the path of a wildland fire that began Friday afternoon.
The Scotts Fire, located west of Scotts Valley Road on Cow Mountain, was first reported just after 1 p.m., and had burned 450 acres by 5:30 p.m., according to Cal Fire.
Early Friday evening the fire’s incident command called for mandatory evacuations from Scotts Valley Road to Blue Lakes, Cal Fire reported.
Red Cross, in conjunction with Lake County Social Services, was setting up an evacuation shelter at Upper Lake High School, 675 Clover Valley Road, according to Lake County Deputy Administrative Officer Debra Sommerfield.
Immediate need strike teams also were being requested to respond to the area to assist with the fire, according to reports from the scene.
Additional information on the evacuation order will be posted as it becomes available.
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