A vegetation fire in Clearlake called the Boyle Fires is threatening structures and forcing residents to be evacuated. The fire currently stands at 12 acres and firefighters are reporting it has the potential to grow to 20.
Multiple air resources are working on the Boyle Fire and evacuations have been ordered between Betz Drive and Wilkinson Avenue in Clearlake.
The fire currently stands at 12 acres and firefighters are reporting it has the potential to grow to 20 growing at a moderate rate of spread.
Initial reports from multiple callers described heavy black smoke in the area of 8th Street and Boyles Avenue. The winds are reportedly pushing the fire east.
UPDATE 6:04 p.m.: Reports indicate firefighters have substantially slowed the progress of the fire but structures are still considered threatened. The fire is now estimated to be 15 acres in size and is growing at a slow rate of spread.
UPDATE 6:31 p.m.: Reports indicate that the fire is continuing to slow. Multiple aircraft are being released from the incident.
UPDATE 7:02 p.m..: The fire’s forward progress has officially been stopped. Firefighters are reporting a line has been established around the majority of the fire.
UPDATE 7:10 p.m.: Final acreage reports indicate the Boyles Fire grew to a total of 20.5 acres. Air resources have been released from the incident.
This video below shows the growth of the Boyles Fire, as seen from the AlertWildfire Lower Lake webcam:
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