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Buckman Incident Ignites in the Hills East of Hopland

The Buckman Incident as seen from the West side of Sanel Valley

As lightening has lit up the skies above Southern Mendocino, a vegetation fire is burning on the Eastern Hill of the Sanel Valley near Buckman Road & Highway 175.

Scanner reports indicate the fire is approximately 1/2 acre moving at a slow rate of spread. Resources responding include five CalFire Engines, two dozers, and two fire crews.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

UPDATE: 6:35 am– Scanner traffic indicates fire resources are having difficulty accessing the area of the Buckman Incident due to the terrain.

UPDATE: 8:00 am– The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page describes the Buckman Incident as having a slow rate of spread and sufficient units responding.

Mammatus clouds over Sanel Valley with the smoke plume from the Buckman incident visible in the center of the photograph on the hills. Mammatus clouds are most often associated with anvil clouds and also severe thunderstorms.
Lightening at approximately 6:00 am above the hills of the current Buckman incident.

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