Sunday, February 5, 2023



As of 2:15 pm, a fire is burning in Lake County. A Post on Cal-Fire’s Twitter has dubbed the fire the “Brim Incident” and says the “Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit is responding to a vegetation fire near Brim road / Bartlet Springs road, Lake County.” The Twitter post encourages travelers to use caution and says there are “No evacuations issued at this time.”

According to dispatchers on the scanner, the fire is currently approximately four acres and has a slow rate of spread. Scanner traffic also indicates that more crews and equipment are being dispatched to the fire. According to the scanner, 5 air tankers and 2 helicopters are involved in suppressing the fire.

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UPDATE 3:12 PM: CalFire issued an update on the state of the Brim Incident saying that “Crews have arrived at the scene.” According to the tweet, the fire is now 8 acres with 0% containment. The tweet emphasizes there are no evacuations at this time and crews will continue working in the area.

UPDATE 4:20 PM: From CalFire’s Twitter: “Forward progress has been stopped. Crews will be in the area putting out hotspots for the next couple of hours.”


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Matt LaFever
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I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely by the urban elite. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs to be told.

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