The recent Clayton fire in Lake County tore through the community of
Lower Lake in Lake county, destroying over 150 structures including many
in the historic downtown. Hundreds of residents were evacuated. A 40
year old Clearlake resident, Damon Pashilk, was arrested under suspicion
of arson which has grievously angered an already stressed community as
visions of last year's Valley, Jerusalem, and Rocky fires bring back
painful memories and worries of the future.
Yesterday, Tuesday, August 16th, I drove into Lower Lake's historic Main street to photograph the damage and recovery efforts. You can check out the images on my website:http://kirstinbimson.weebly.com/posts/clayton-fire-lower-lake-ca