Lake County

Firefighters Battling 2 Fires in Clearlake, Evacuations Lifted

A 10-acre wildfire prompted evacuations in Clearlake, Lake County late Friday afternoon.

Cal Fire said the blaze was reported at about 3 p.m. near Highway 53 and 18th Avenue. Nearby St. Helena Hospital was told to shelter in place while crews worked to contain the blaze.

Firefighters are battling two fires Friday afternoon burning in Clearlake.

Officials said at least one structure was destroyed in another nearby fire, which charred 15 acres in Clearlake Oaks. It was unclear if the structure was a home or outbuilding.

Both fires were 50 percent contained at 5 p.m.

No other information was immediately available.

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