UPDATE 6/25/18 — Here is the latest on the fire.
UPDATE 6:57 p.m. — The Pawnee Fire has now grown to 7,700 acres, according to CalFire, and apparently containment remains very low or at zero. Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for the Spring Valley area.
MENDOCINO Co., 6/24/18, 4:40 p.m. — The Pawnee Fire in Lake County continues to rage, having grown to over 3000 acres with still 0% containment. Twelve structures have burned down and at least 600 more are threatened. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has declared a local state of emergency, and issued mandatory evacuations orders.
CalFire is also asking all people in “the Spring Valley area [to] reduce their water usage immediately in order to conserve water.”
The latest order was sent out via text and email at 4:00 p.m. today, and states that:
“The mandatory evacuation notice for Spring Valley is being expanded to include all areas north of Highway 20 and east of Old Long Valley Rd to Round Ball Rd, including Mule Skinner, Long Branch, Watertrough Rd, Flintlock, Muzzleloader, No Guns, Antelope, Cougar, Marianne, Ramrod, and Moccasin. When evacuating remember pets, personal computers, prescriptions, photos, paperwork and phones (mobile). If time allows, be sure to close all doors and windows. A shelter has been established at Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake Street. This is a MANDATORY EVACUATION notice form the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.”
For those unfamiliar with Lake County, those two roads are both east of Clearlake Oaks, and both head north from CA Route 20, about 5 miles apart. That area includes several rural subdivisions.
Here’s a picture taken earlier by CalFire of Pawnee Rd. near Clearlake Oaks: