Wildfire burning in Lake County prompts evacuations

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. (KGO) -- The Lake County Sheriff's Office says crews are battling a wildfire burning near Soda Bay Road and Golf Drive in Kelseyville.

Mandatory evacuations are underway for people living in the Riviera West area.

The fire broke out this afternoon and it's burned for several hours, in a steep, heavily wooded area. Cal Fire has been attacking from both the ground and from the air.

So far, flames have burned at least 19 acres, 30-percent contained, and there are reports it might be two different fires burning near one another.

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Police urge residents to leave the area by road to the South towards Kit's Corner. A shelter is being established at Kelseyville High School.





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