Brush Fires in Clearlake Prompt Evacuations

Two brush fires prompted evacuations in Clearlake on Friday afternoon. The fires started in the 15000 block of Lakeshore Drive. Firefightersresponded to the area around noon, and by 1PM, the wind had helpd the fires to grow between three and five acres and homes became threatened. That prompted mandatory evacuations of Yarrington Court, Mason Street, Konocti Avenue and Konocti View. The evacuations were in effect for about an hour and a half until the fires were under control.