Tuesday, 23 July 2024

Home destroyed in Wednesday afternoon fire

LAKEPORT, Calif. – A Lakeport woman lost her home Wednesday due to a structure fire.


The fire, which occurred at U Wanna Camp on Scotts Creek Road outside of Lakeport, was reported at around 4:30 p.m., according to Lakeport Fire Protection Chief Ken Wells.


He said the campground has several permanent residents, and one of them was a woman living in a singlewide mobile home.


The woman was visiting a neighbor when someone pointed out that smoke was coming from her trailer, said Wells.


Wells responded along with two engines, a water tender and seven firefighters from Lakeport Fire, with Kelseyville Fire sending an engine and two firefighters and another four firefighters and an engine coming from Cal Fire, said Wells.


Because the fire was in the state responsibility area and there was a concern that the fire could get into nearby wildlands, Wells requested a full wildland dispatch consisting of five engines, but he said the fire was contained within about a half hour, and it didn't get out of the park.


The trailer was a total loss, although the woman was able to recover a few personal belongings, Wells said. The woman is staying with a neighbor temporarily.


Wells said the woman told firefighters that she had been having trouble with a window-mounted air conditioner.


“We think that's probably what the cause was,” he said.


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