Crews battle fast-moving fire in Lake County

Jul 30, 2015 12:18 PM by News Staff

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) - A fast-spreading wildfire in Lake County has destroyed two buildings and more than doubled in size overnight.

A Cal Fire spokeswoman said the fire broke out Wednesday afternoon and is threatening dozens of buildings. At least 500 people are being forced to evacuate as the blaze rages and fire crews from Sonoma, Lake and Napa counties join the fire lines.

The fire grew more than 7 1/2 square miles overnight and has now charred more than 12 square miles. It was not contained at all Thursday morning.

Cal Fire said it traveled at a rapid rate because the hard-to-access terrain is heavy with brush and timber in Lake County.

Evacuation centers have been set up in Middleton and Clearlake and an animal evacuation center has opened at the Lower Lake Social Services parking lot.

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