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Someone Started a Brush Fire in Santa Rosa. A Group of Good People Stopped It From Getting Worse.

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Over a million acres have already burned in Northern California this wildfire season — a figure that meant nothing to one Bay Area arsonist on Saturday. Thankfully, several good samaritans stopped that figure from growing any more than it needed to.

Yesterday, an individual at the Bay Village Shopping Center at 3080 Marlow Road in Santa Rosa noticed someone setting fire to a dry patch of grass off the side of the road. Knowing something was off, the person decided to call the police and stick around until authorities could come and apprehend the suspect — who, apparently, was at one point fanning the flames to make things burn faster. Fast forward a bit later… and that one person was joined by more do-gooders, each of them present to hold the lawbreaker accountable for their environmentally unsound crime.

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Clearlake’s Cache fire at 80 acres, 20% contained, 1 injured, dozens of homes destroyed

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Guy Boyd cools himself off while spraying water on his property along Lake Street in Lower Lake on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

Clearlake’s Cache fire at 80 acres, 20% contained, 1 injured, dozens of homes destroyed

Guy Boyd cools himself off while spraying water on his property along Lake Street in Lower Lake on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

Firefighters were battling a fast-moving wildfire in Clearlake into the evening Wednesday. By 7 p.m., they reported the blaze at 80 acres, with 20% containment, but not before it had injured one person, destroyed multiple structures and prompted the evacuations of about 1,600 people from the towns of Clearlake and Lower Lake. Some people had been able to return to their homes Wednesday night, but many were likely without power, as outages continued to affect the areas around the fire.

Dubbed the Cache fire, it was reported in the area of Sixth Avenue and Cache Street shortly after 12:30 p.m. Located in Lake County, the area is about 50 miles northeast of Santa Rosa.

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Brush Fire Near Santa Rosa, Sebastopol Contained

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SANTA ROSA, CA — A vegetation fire that burned more than 3 acres Tuesday on a rural piece of property owned by the city of Santa Rosa was determined to be human-caused, the Santa Rosa Fire Department said.

The fire was reported at 3:49 p.m. by multiple callers who said they saw smoke in the area of the Joe Rodota Trail west of Llano Road and east of the Town of Sebastopol, SRFD Battalion Chief Matthew Gloeckner said.

The callers advised there was possibly a vegetation fire and units from multiple agencies, including the Graton Fire District, Sonoma County Fire District, Cal Fire, Gold Ridge Fire District and the Sebastopol Fire Department, were dispatched to the area, Gloeckner said.

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Brush Fire Briefly Closes Lakeville Highway In Sonoma County

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SONOMA COUNTY, CA — Lakeville Highway has reopened 1 mile north of state Highway 37 in Sonoma County following a vegetation fire Tuesday afternoon that was burning on both sides of the roadway.

A small fire on the right-hand shoulder was reported around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, and according to California Highway Patrol dispatchers, there may have been as many as three small fires.

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