Our thanks to Ed Levine who sends us the following news…

There was a grass fire at Stafford Lake yesterday. The fire occured about 2:30 p.m. and burnt about 6.5 acres of grass on holes 9 and 13. The fire was put out by about 40 Novato firefighters. It is going to be very black on those holes for the next few weeks. Some of the trees between 13 and 9 were charred. Some of the brush along the ball golf course side of 9 was cut down.

It was good that the ranger had cut the grass or the outcome of this fire could have been much worse.

The investigator was trying to figure out the cause. Based on where they were looking, the likely ignition point was under the tree on whole 12.

This is a dry year. Everyone needs to be mindful of their surroundings and take extra care with their smokes.