Middletown

A plume of smoke from the Jerusalem Fire in Lake County. (CBS)

Lake County ‘Jerusalem Fire’ Explodes To 3,000 Acres In Just Hours

A wildfire that ignited in Lake County several miles south of the Rocky Fire quickly spread to 3,000 acres Sunday, forcing evacuations according to Cal Fire.

08/09/2015

CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 03:  A DC-10 firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant on a ridge in front of the Rocky Fire on August 3, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Nearly 3,000 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that has burned over 60,000 acres has forced the evacuation of 12,000 residents in Lake County. The fire is currently 12 percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes. 6,300 homes are threatened by the fast moving  blaze.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

White House Keeping Close Eye On Lower Lake As Rocky Fire Chews Through 65,000 Acres

President Barack Obama is asking his aides to stay in close touch with California’s governor and other local officials as firefighters tackle the Rocky Fire.

08/04/2015

Aaron and Angela Wiebe anxiously monitor progress on the Butts Fire from a Red Cross evacuation center in Middletown, Calif.

Butts Fire Forces Middletown Couple To Evacuate Their Dream Home

Aaron and Angela Wiebe were drawn to the Berryessa Heights subdivision now ravaged by the Butts fire because of Pope Valley’s natural beauty and solitude.

07/03/2014

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Police Say Lake County Man Admits To North Bay Bank Robberies

A Middletown has admitted robbing banks in Santa Rosa, Corte Madera and American Canyon, a Santa Rosa police sergeant said Tuesday.

11/22/2011