Fire breaks out near Upper Lake


UPPER LAKE – Officials still haven't settled on the cause of a fire that broke out near Highways 20 and 29 Saturday morning.

The fire, which was reported at about 10 a.m., was located in farmland in a flat area near the junction of the two highways, according to Battalion Chief Ken Petz of Northshore Fire Protection District's Upper Lake station.

Upper Lake's station sent two attack units and one engine responded from Lakeport, along with responders from the US Forest Services and Cal Fire, said Petz.

Cal Fire Battalion Chief Redhawk Palleson said Cal Fire sent five engines, a helicopter, an air attack, a dozer and two air tankers to the scene, Pallesen said.

Firefighters contained the fire between 1 and 2 p.m., Petz said.

One home was threatened, he said, but firefighters were able to protect it and avert damage.

Petz said there were no injuries.

The fire's cause still has not been determined, said Petz.

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