LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Cal Fire reported Saturday afternoon that firefighters were continuing to work on wildland fires near Upper Lake, with a fire in Middletown destroying two buildings.
The Hunter and North fires in Upper Lake began on Saturday morning, according to Cal Fire spokesperson Suzie Blankenship.
Blankenship said shortly before 2:30 p.m. that the Hunter Fire was being held at 10 acres, with 75 percent containment reported.
She said it was burning in the area of Bachelor Valley Road in heavy timber, with spotting reported.
On scene were 110 firefighting personnel and 10 engines from Cal Fire, Northshore Fire and the U.S. Forest Service, Blankenship said. The cause remains under investigation.
Northshore Fire Deputy Chief Pat Brown said the agency had two engines, two water tenders and two chief officers on the Hunter Fire.
While the district’s resources were getting stretched, Brown said all Northshore Fire stations were manned with engine crews on Saturday afternoon.
The North Fire, in the U.S. Forest Service Direct Protection Area also was burning in heavy timber, and was at three acres and holding, according to Cal Fire’s latest information.
In the South County, the West Fire had started in the 23000 block of Hildebrand Road on Saturday morning.
Blankenship said the fire destroyed one residence and an outbuilding, and burned a 50-foot by 50-foot area of vegetation.
Additional information on the fire incidents will be posted as it becomes available.
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