Wednesday, 24 April 2024

South Lake Drive home destroyed by fire

KELSEYVILLE – A Friday morning fire destroyed a Kelseyville home.


Engineer/Paramedic Jim Dowdy of the Kelseyville Fire Protection District, who was incident commander, said an off-duty district fireman spotted the blaze at 3045 South Lake Drive.


The home was fully engulfed when it was first reported, said Dowdy. The fire was dispatched at 10:30 a.m.


Kelseyville Fire responded with four engines, while Lake County Fire Protection sent a water truck and and and engine, and Cal Fire provided two engines, a hand crew, a battalion chief and a helicopter, Dowdy said.


The fire destroyed the two-story home and burned less than a quarter-acre of nearby wildland, said Dowdy.


No one was at home when the fire broke out, and Dowdy said no firefighters were injured.


He said the home is a complete loss. A full damage estimate wasn't available Friday afternoon, although Dowdy guessed that the home was worth about $350,000.


It's been a busy few weeks for home fires, with previous blazes destroying homes in Kelseyville and Upper Lake.


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