A Fiery Monday in Lake County

Jul 24, 2017

Three fires broke out in Lake County on Monday but they were quickly contained.

The first occurred around 2 p.m. in a field across from the 16000 block of Bryant Road in Lower Lake.  The blaze, which was between three to five acres and drew a response of multiple agencies, had its forward progress halted when it ran into a nearby creek 30 minutes later.

It was reported as contained around 3 p.m.

As Cal Fire units were being released from the incident, there was another reported fire in 17000 block of Morgan Valley Road.  Lake County News reported that by the time firefighters arrived around 3:30 p.m., the fire was extinguished by local residents.

The final fire of the day occurred in Nice when a house caught fire in 4100 block of East Highway 20 near Burpee Drive.

According to Lake County News, the fire started when a woman turned on a drying machine in the house's garage. She escaped from the flames and immediately turned off the gas tank, containing the damage to the garage.

The Northshore Fire Protection District quickly handled the flames, the news site said.