Brush fire prompts mandatory evacuations near Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE, Calif. -- A brush fire that has grown to 150 acres prompted evacuations in the Lower Lake area near Clear Lake in Lake County this afternoon.

Calfire has dispatched six air tankers and at least 200 firefighters to fight the flames.

The fire broke out in the southern part of Clear Lake, north of a fire burning near Lake Berryessa.

Officials say at least one structure caught on fire on Rocky Creek Road in Lower Lake.

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Residents are being asked to stay away from the area, so emergency personnel can concentrate on fighting the fire and evacuate residents.

So far, no injuries have been reported.
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