CLEARLAKE — A wildfire burning near Clearlake prompted evacuations.
Cal Fire said the Golf Fire, which began off Soda Bay Road and Golf Drive, is burning in the hills near the Riviera West subdivision of Kelseyville.
By around 7 p.m. Thursday the blaze was 19 acres and 30% contained.
The Golf Fire is threatening 40 structures but no structures have been damaged or destroyed, according to Cal Fire.
Evacuation orders have been issued for the subdivision. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is also warning Riviera Heights residents to prepare for evacuations. The flames have the potential of moving toward residents who live east of Westridge Drive.
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The Red Cross said it was working to establish an evacuation center at Kelseyville High School.
Red Cross volunteers are working to open an evacuation center at Kelseyville High School, 5480 Main Street in Kelseyville. People are advised to be safe and follow evacuation orders. https://t.co/7PHsv68MrX
— Red Cross Northern California Coastal (@RedCrossNorCal) August 8, 2019
It was not immediately known what caused the fire.