LAKEPORT, Calif. – A small wildland fire broke out along Scotts Valley Road on Tuesday afternoon, not far from a major wildfire that has been burning since last week.
The Tuesday fire was first reported in the 7000 block of Scotts Valley Road just after 1:30 p.m.
Northshore Fire Chief Jay Beristianos, in whose district the fire was located, said it occurred right off the parking lot for the Bureau of Land Management’s Glen Eden Trail, which has been closed due to the nearby Scotts Fire.
Beristianos said the fire on Tuesday afternoon burned a total of five acres.
Initial reports from the scene said the fire moved from grass into an area of heavy timber, with power lines in the middle of the fire area.
Beristianos said it also burned into a nearby walnut orchard, and was bordered by a dry creekbed.
Several helicopters were diverted from the Scotts Fire to make water drops, Beristianos said.
An air tanker that had been ordered was released en route, according to radio reports.
Along with Northshore Fire and Cal Fire, Kelseyville Fire and Lakeport Fire also responded, Beristianos said.
It took about 45 minutes to control the fire, with several hours of mop up, Beristianos said.
Beristianos said the cause remains under investigation.
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