Above: The Golf Fire near Clear Lake in Northern California, August 8, 2019. Photo by Kent Porter.
(Originally published at 7:55 a.m. PDT August 9, 2019)
The Golf Fire near the south end of Clear Lake in Northern California required evacuations Thursday. It was reported near the intersection of Golf Drive and Soda Bay Road south of Buckingham Park at about 1 p.m. and had grown to five acres when the first firefighters arrived. Evacuations were ordered near the Riviera West subdivision of Kelseyville.
The rate of spread was described as moderate as air tankers and helicopters assisted personnel on the ground. CAL FIRE reported Friday morning August 9 that it had burned 33 acres.
#GolfFire off Soda Bay Road and Golf Drive, northwest of Clearlake in Lake County is 15 acres. Evacuation orders in place for Riviera West subdivision. pic.twitter.com/zCScnGHs6p
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) August 8, 2019