Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Clearlake

A residential fire in Clearlake last night destroyed a mobile home and two nearby outbuildings. Two pets perished in the fire at at Cache Creek Mobile Home Park. Lake County Fire and Cal Fire arrived after 8:30PM to find the mobile home fully engulfed, and several other structures were threatened. The fire was contained ahortly after 9 p.m. The two male residents of the home were able to get out safely.

Public Meeting on Proposed Homeless Shelter in Ukiah

The Ukiah Planning Commission will hold a public hearing this week regarding a permit to operate homeless shelter on South State Street, the same location of the last emergency winter shelter in Ukiah. Redwood Community Services has proposed to rennovate the facility to be used as a year-round daytime shelter, and as a permanent winter homeless shelter. The daytime shelter would provide services such as showers, internet service, and counseling during business hours 7 days a week. The public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Ukiah Civic Center

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash

A Humboldt County man suffered major injuries in a motorcycle crash on Highway 101 just north of Cloverdale on Sunday. CHP says he crashed into a guardrail just north of Geysers Road. The crash remains under investigation.

Firefighers Respond to 2 Wildland Fires and a Residential Fire Monday

Firefighters responded to two wildland fires near Lower Lake and a residential structure fire in Nice yesterday.

The structure fire broke out yesterday morning in Nice. It started in the home’s garage – caused by a leaking propane line to a gas clothing dryer. The owner immediately turned the gas off at the tank, and as a result there was minimal damage.

The first afternoon incident was reported at around 2 p.m. in a field across from 16725 Bryant Road, moving toward homes. Forward progress was stopped by 2:30PM.

Then at around 3:20 p.m., firefighters responded to a grass fire in the area of 17975 Morgan Valley Road, which was extinguished by locals.

2 Killed in Collision Near Redwood Valley

Two Ukiah residents were killed in crash on Highway 20 near Redwood Valley Friday. CHP says a 70-year-old Ukiah woman driving a sedan merged onto Hwy. 20 into the path of a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup tried to avoid a collision but the front of his truck hit the left side of the sedan. The sedan then lost control and continued into the eastbound lane of Hwy. 20 where it was struck by a semi. The sedan was hit again and landed down the embankment. The woman driving the sedan and her male passenger, sustained fatal injuries

Sophisticated Marijuana Concentrate Lab Located

2 men were arrested after police found a sophisticated marijuana concentrate lab in a storage unit in Lakeport. It was discovered after the Lake County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit served a search warrant at a storage unit within the Gateway Business Complex. 50-year-old Jeffrey Shane Oliver, and his son 20-year-old Timothy Jeffrey Oliver, both of Illinois, were actively operating the lab, and were detained at the scene.

Crews Quickly Knock Down Weekend Vegetation Fires

A couple of fires were quickly contained over the weekend.

On Saturday CalFire knocked down a 2 acre vegetation fire on Hwy 20 by Old County Rd- near the Lake-Mendocino county line.

A vegetation fire in Laytonville on Saturday evening was kept to a half-acre.

The fire in Boonville on Friday was contained at a quarter acre in size.

There are reports that a fire was started yesterday in Covelo near the Hidden Oaks Casino. It was reportedly set by a man who was also holding a pistol. The fire was contained just after 8PM, and authorities were searching for the male suspect.

Algal Blooms Detected in Lake and Mendocino Counties

Recent harmful algal blooms have been reported in both Lake and Mendocino Counties The blue-green algae has been detected in parts of the Eel River and other regional rivers and lakes. An alert was sent out recently by health officials for algal blooms found in Clear Lake.

Fatal Shooting Victim in Kelseyville Identified

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department has identified the victim in a fatal shooting. Detectives say 34-year-old David Sheldon Shalett, was killed during an apparent home invasion robbery. One of the suspects shot Shalett and stole a small amount of marijuana. Shalett’s two young children, ages 8 and 10, were present and witnessed their father being shot. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday to confirm the cause of death, which is believed to be from a gunshot wound. The homicide occurred in the 5000 block of State Street in Kelseyville on Wednesday. // The suspects are still at large.

Harmful Algal Bloom in Copsey Creek Lower Lake

A health advisory has been issued for Copsey Creek due to the discovery of a harmful algal bloom. The Lake County Environmental Health Department, and Lake County Water Resources Department, issued the advisory after water testing of a sample from Copsey Creek in the area of Quarterhorse Lane in Lower Lake, detected levels of a cyanotoxin considered unsafe for recreation. Residents and visitors in the area are urged to avoid contact with the water in the affected area until after the bloom subsides.