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Monday, May 7, 2012

CA-LNU: Wilbur Hot Springs resort 10 acres, 100%

Fire destroys cabin, burns wildland at Wilbur Hot Springs

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A fire at a resort destroyed a guest’s cabin and burned close to 10 acres of vegetation on Sunday afternoon.

The fire was reported at the Wilbur Hot Springs resort, located at Wilbur Springs near Bear Creek, which is close to the Lake and Colusa County border. (Wilbur Springs is a very small community. It is just north of the junction of Hwy 16 and 20 in Colusa County. The fire was originally dispatched as at the Wilbur Springs Resort. The Calfire Station is at that Hwy junction)

Northshore Fire Deputy Chief Pat Brown said firefighters from his agency were dispatched to the fire at 2:20 p.m. Sunday.

Brown said Northshore Fire and the Williams Fire Department, which have a mutual aid agreement, were the first agencies to respond.

Northshore Fire initially sent a water tender and an engine, Brown said. When firefighters got to the scene, more resources were requested.

He said Northshore Fire sent another engine, with one coming from Kelseyville as well.

Cal Fire, Colusa County and city fire departments, and Capay Valley also sent firefighters and equipment, Brown said.

Cal Fire’s Copter 104 worked the fire from the air, he said.

Brown said the fire burned one cabin, threatened two others, and went up a steep hillside, burning heavy brush.

The fire was contained Sunday night, with radio reports indicating firefighters were being released from the scene at around 7 p.m. and after.

Brown said Cal Fire had two engines and two handcrews remaining on scene and mopping up the fire area overnight.

Two more Cal Fire engines were scheduled to come in Monday morning for mop up, and Brown said Cal Fire also planned to check the fire area from the air on Monday.

The fire’s cause remained under investigation Sunday night, but Brown said investigators were leaning toward a finding that involved a possible electrical issue in the burned cabin.

One injury – a heat related issue – was reported and handled at the scene, Brown said.
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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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