Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Fire destroys 125-year-old Upper Lake home

UPPER LAKE – A Wednesday night fire destroyed a 125-year-old home in Upper Lake.


The home, located on Elk Mountain Road, was reported to be ablaze at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to Northshore Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Pat Brown.


The historic home was the main residence on the Vann Ranch, Brown said. At the time of the fire there was no one living in the house.


Brown said the first unit on scene was Battalion Chief Jamie Crabtree, who reported a fully involved two-story wood framed residence with no occupants.


The fire dispatched was increased to include water tenders in the remote area off of Elk Mountain Road, Brown said.


He said the home, valued at $200,000, was a total loss.


Northshore Fire responded with three engine companies, one water tender, one medic ambulance and three chief officers, Brown said. Lakeport Fire District responded with one water tender for mutual aid.


He said the fire units were on the scene of the fire until 2 a.m. Thursday.


The fire is under investigation by Northshore Fire investigators, Brown said.


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