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Small wildland fire contained near Lower Lake

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LOWER LAKE, Calif. – Ground and air resources were called in from the Rocky fire to fight a small wildland fire that burned near Lower Lake on Friday evening.

The fire, in the area of Seigler Canyon Road and Highway 29, was dispatched shortly after 5:30 p.m., according to radio reports.

Cal Fire air tankers and helicopters quickly arrived at the scene of the fire, which was burning in grass and brush, under high tension power lines which were said to be arcing, radio reports indicated.

Cal Fire spokesman Dominic Polito said the fire was held to three acres.

Shortly before 7 p.m., a temporary power outage occurred in parts of Lower Lake and Clearlake, according to Pacific Gas and Electric spokeswoman Jacqueline Ratto.

Ratto said about 6,200 customers were impacted by the outage, which was resolved later in the evening.

She said the outage was attributed to fire retardant being dropped on a power transmission tower.

Radio reports indicated that St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake had to run on generator power for a short time because of the outage.

At least one Cal Fire unit was remaining on scene overnight to monitor the area, radio reports stated.

Email Elizabeth Larson at elarson@lakeconews.com . Follow her on Twitter, @ERLarson, or Lake County News, @LakeCoNews.

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