Kym Kemp / @ 9:49 p.m. / News

Hwy 20 Closed Due to Fatal Accident—Wildfire Burning

According to the Lake Co. News, an accident on Hwy 20 about two miles east of Clearlake Oaks was reported shortly before 9 P.M. It has reportedly

…killed one person, injured several others and sparked a wildland fire.

…Firefighters arriving at the scene reported finding multiple vehicles involved, including a motorcycle, whose rider died at the scene.

There also was at least one person trapped in another vehicle and several walking wounded, according to radio reports….

A small wildland fire was burning to the north of the highway, with a slow rate of spread, reports from the scene indicated.

The Facebook page of the news just reported that Hwy 20 is closed in both directions.  Follow it for updates.

UPDATE  5/23: More details are now available here. The road appears to be open according to Caltrans.



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