Evacuation order downgraded to warning amid grass fire in Lake County

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UPDATE: An evacuation order for zone HID-E194 has been reduced to an evacuation warning due the grass fire burning in Lake County.

Conestoga Rd will remain closed while crews continue to contain the fire.

Evacuation warnings for Zones HID-E185, HID-195, and HID-197 have been lifted.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – Crews are working a grass fire burning in Lake County on Friday evening.

The blaze broke out in the area of State Highway 29 and Spruce Grove Road at Hidden Valley Lake.

Officials say the fire has grown to 100 acres and is currently 60% contained.

Evacuation orders are in effect for:

  • Zone HID-E194: Area south of the northern boundary of the Hidden Valley Subdivision, east of HWY 29, north of Spruce Grove Road, west of Spruce Grove Road, Jerusalem Grade intersection.

Residents in that area are advised to leave immediately.

Evacuation warnings are in place for Zones HID-E185, HID-195, and HID-197.

Tap here for the evacuation map.

The American Red Cross is opening a shelter at Twin Pine Casino and Hotel in Middletown.

Caltrans closed State Route 29 about half a mile north of Spruce Grove Road to about a quarter-mile south of Hofacker Lane. The highway has since been reopened.

Check back for updates.

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