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North Lakeport fire burns acreage, building

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A Cal Fire helicopter drops water on a burning outbuilding in north Lakeport on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Photo by Harold LaBonte.

 

THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND PICTURES.

 

LAKEPORT – About eight acres burned Wednesday afternoon as the result of what appears to be two separate fires that may have merged in the north Lakeport area.


The fires burned near Highway 29 in an area near a housing development not far from Sutter Lakeside Hospital, as Lake County News reported earlier this afternoon. Mop up work continued through the afternoon and early evening in the area.


One outbuilding was destroyed, and firefighters on scene estimated about eight acres were charred.


Nearby, homeowners wetted down their homes as gusts of wind carried the flames close to the houses, according to Lake County News correspondent Harold LaBonte, who was at the scene.


A helicopter made about six water drops on the outbuilding that burned, which appeared to be a major fire hot spot, as other aircraft flew over the scene.


No injuries were reported, and officials at the scene did not identify an ignition source for the fire.


Lakeport, Northshore and Kelseyville Fire Districts were on scene, along with Cal Fire, US Forest Service and Konocti Conservation Camp, according to Northshore Fire Chief Jim Robbins.


Robbins estimated a total of 40 firefighters from the various agencies were involved in fighting the fire.

 

 

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The remains of the burned outbuilding destroyed during a fire in the north Lakeport area on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Photo by Harold LaBonte.
 

 

 

 

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The flames moved close to the Lakeside Heights subdivision in north Lakeport on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Photo by Harold LaBonte.
 

 

 

 

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The fire surrounded the tennis court and pool for the Lakeside Heights subdivision in north Lakeport on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Photo by Harold LaBonte.
 

 

 

 

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A fire truck in the midst of a charred field in north Lakeport on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Photo by Harold LaBonte.
 

 

 

 

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A Cal Fire helicopter made several water drops on a burning outbuilding in north Lakeport on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Photo by Harold LaBonte.
 

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