A controlled burn that got out of hand in Lake County consumed more than 300 acres Tuesday.

The wildland fire in the Kelseyville area was moving up thick brush on Mount Konocti and not threatening any structures, according to Cal Fire Capt. Jeff Gahagan.

The fire, which was reported just after 11 a.m., was only about 10 percent contained by afternoon.

"We're getting several escaped control burns today for some reason," he said.

Even though the area has received above-average rainfall this season, the vegetation has dried since the last storms.

"The last rainfall was quite awhile ago and everything is pretty dry," Gahagan said.

Fire crews reached the blaze at Highway 29 and Red Hills Road. A helicopter, six fire crews, three bulldozers, eight fire engines and two water tenders were dispatched by Cal Fire. The South Lake County and Kelseyville fire departments also were assisting.

There was no estimate when the fire would be brought under control. Gahagan said crews would be there overnight and today.

Largest North Coast Wildfires

2017-Tubbs fire- approximately 36,432 acres in Sonoma and Napa Counties. 92% contained as of Oct. 19.


2017-Nuns Fire- approximately 54 thousand acres- 34,398 in Sonoma County and 20,025 in Napa county. 80% contained as of Oct. 19.


2017-Atlas Fire- approximately 51,624 acres in Napa and Sonoma Counties. 85% contained as of Oct. 19.


2017-Redwood Fire- approximately 36,523 acres in Mendocino County. 85% contained as of Oct. 19.


2017-Pocket Fire-approximately 14,225 acres in Sonoma County. 63% contained as of Oct. 19.


2017-Sulphur Fire-approximately 2,207 acres in Lake County. 96% contained as of Oct. 19.


(TOTAL North Bay fires as of Oct. 18.- 195,434 acres)

2015- Valley Fire burnt 76,067 acres in Lake County. A total of 1,955 structures were destroyed.

2012- North Pass Fire- approximately 41,983 acres in Mendocino County.

2004- Rumsey fire- 39,138 acres in Napa and Yolo counties.

1996- Fork fire, the largest fire on record, burned through approximately 83,057 acres in Lake County. Much of the devastation was focused in the Mendocino National Forest.

1981- Atlas Peak Fire- approximately 23 thousand acres in Napa County.

1981- Cow Mountain Fire- approximately 25,534 acres in Lake and Mendocino counties.

1964- Hanly Fire- approximately 52,700 acres in Sonoma and Napa Counties. 84 homes, 24 summer cabins and countless farm buildings destroyed including the historic Tubbs Mansion.

1964- Nunns Canyon- approximately 7,000 acres in Sonoma County.

-Source: CAL Fire