Firefighters Respond to Wildland Fire

Kelseyville, Lakeport and Cal fire firefighters were dispatched to a wildland fire yesterday afternoon in the 4800 block of Cole Creek Road at Bottle Rock Road near Kelseyville. One structure – a detached building on the property burned down. The main home, which rests on top of a hill several hundred yards from Cole Creek Road, did not appear to have sustained damage. The property belongs to Lake County District 5 Supervisor Rob Brown. He says he hired a retired CAL FIRE firefighter to do the control burn in order to avoid problems when fire season rolls around, but the control burn accidently went out of control when the winds shifted.