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[UPDATE: 11:32 p.m.] Multiple Structures on Fire in Lucerne Near Highway 20

The fire as seen from the Buckingham Peak AlertWildFire Webcam

As of 9:05 p.m. scanner reports indicated a glow was seen emanating from the Country Club near the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Highway 20 in Lucerne.

In 20 minutes, that glow has exploded into a full-blown that fire has spread to multiple structures, burned down PG&E power lines, and has resulted in a robust response from fire personnel including three fire engines. PG&E has been called to the scene to address the downed power lines.

No description available.
[Screenshot of the CalTrans QuickMap]

According to Caltrans QuickMap, southbound Hwy 20 is slowed to a crawl in the area.

Scanner traffic as of 9:25 p.m. depicts fire personnel attempting to access a fire hydrant near the scene but finding them too far away from the incident to be useful.

UPDATE 9:37 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates 2nd Avenue will be shut down all the way to Highland Avenue as fire resources battle the blaze.

UPDATE 10:03 p.m.: The following image was provided by Jamie Gozony and depicts the Robin Fire burning into the night sky above Lucerne. Fire personnel are visible near the burning structures and onlookers are closer to the camera.

The following photograph, provided by Shannah Crain-Mattingly, depicts a similar scene:

UPDATE 10:14 p.m.:

UPDATE 10:22 p.m.: Dispatch is inquiring if any personnel working the Robin Fire could be redirected to respond to reports of a possible gunshot victim near Highway 20 and Laurel Del Drive.

UPDATE 11:32 p.m.: As per several eyewitnesses, the fire is moving into the mop-up stage. Scanner traffic indicates the Red Cross has been contacted and supports are being sought for those affected by the Robin Fire.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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