LAKEPORT, Calif. - Officials have ordered the town of Lakeport to evacuate as a wildfire moves toward the Lake County recreation area.
Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Corey Paulich says the order Sunday brings the number of evacuations in Lake County to about 7,500, up from the previous 2,500.
Paulich says the warm afternoon temperatures have sparked up fire activity and the so-called Mendocino Complex fires continue to move toward the Lakeport area. Lakeport is about 120 miles north of San Francisco.
Following evacuation orders that were issued for @CityofLakeport due to the #MendocinoComplexFire vehicles were seen traveling south on HWY 29 leaving the city at around 4pm Sunday afternoon @KTVU pic.twitter.com/1JgsY4Y9iT— André Senior (@andresenior) July 30, 2018