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Lake County CA Sheriff's Department
Friday August 9th, 2019 :: 10:18 a.m. PDT


Golf Incident Information Update Friday 8/9/19




Lieutenant Rich Ward

August 9th, 2019


Repopulation of Riviera West is anticipated to occur in the afternoon today, Friday, August 9th.  A more exact time will be provided as the information becomes available.  This information may change based on a variety of factors including but not limited to, weather, available resources and fire activity.


Road closures will remain in place until the afternoon depending on the need for fire personnel, resources, equipment and PG&E personnel. 


Current Road Closures:  (See attached map)


·         Soda Bay Road @ Riviera West Drive

·         Crystal Drive @ Soda Bay Road

·         Soda Bay Road @ Little Borax Lake Road

·         Green Way @ Buckingham Drive

·         Golf Drive @ Green Way

·         Madrone Drive @ Soda Bay Road


Buckingham Residents:  Will only be allowed access via north Soda Bay Road through the community of Soda Bay into Buckingham.


Rivera West Residents:  Will only be allowed access via Highway 281 from the Clear Lake Riviera community side.


*Only emergency personnel and equipment will be allowed access between the communities of Buckingham and Riviera West.*


Pacific Gas & Electric anticipates restoring power and re-energizing powerlines in the affected areas after a line inspection has been accomplished.


Things to consider when repopulation occurs:


·         Be alert for downed power lines and other hazards.

·         Check propane tanks, regulators, and lines before turning gas on; if it has been turned off.

·         Check water lines before turning back on if previously shut-off.

·         Check your residence carefully for hidden embers or smoldering fires.

·         Check pilot lights.

·         Be cognizant of emergency traffic and first responders in the immediate area.


More information regarding the Golf Fire Incident can be located by visiting the CalFire website at:



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Lakeport, CA 95453

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