Golf Fire required evacuations near Clear Lake in Northern California

Golf Fire Clear Lake

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.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

5 thoughts on “Golf Fire required evacuations near Clear Lake in Northern California”

  1. it might be a great photo but how about a map for the people that aren’t familiar with the area…they might actually want to know exactly where the fires are?

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