|A Cal Fire helicopter was used to drop water on a wildland fire near Davis Avenue in Clearlake on Friday, July 6, 2012. Photo by Josh Brown.|
CLEARLAKE, Calif. – A vegetation fire broke out near the county landfill early Friday evening.
The fire, initially reported before 6 p.m., was located in the area of Davis Avenue near the Eastlake Landfill, according to reports from the scene.
Initial reports indicated that the fire had burned as much as seven acres.
Because the fire was located in the State Responsibility Area, Cal Fire took over incident command, with Lake County Fire Protection also working the fire.
Ground crews and Cal Fire air attacks and a helicopter worked on the fire, according to witnesses and radio traffic.
The fire was reported contained at 6:17 p.m., but mop up and overhaul were reported to be continuing.
Some Lake County Fire units remained on scene until after 11 p.m. and a Cal Fire engine was assigned to stay at the scene overnight, according to reports from the scene.
Information on the cause and the fire’s final acreage total were not immediately available from Cal Fire Friday evening.
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Cal Fire and Lake County Fire Protection District firefighters worked on a wildland fire near Davis Avenue in Clearlake on Friday, July 6, 2012. Photo by Josh Brown. A Cal Fire bulldozer works around burning debris that was part of a wildland fire near Davis Avenue in Clearlake on Friday, July 6, 2012. Photo by Josh Brown.