A fire is burning near the Highway 101 south of the Willits bypass. Scanner traffic indicates the fire is currently 1/2 acre and is growing at a moderate rate of spread.
First responders are reporting to dispatch that the fire is moving uphill into timber.
Scanner traffic indicates personnel have made contact with a trailer that was dragging a chain that could be the cause of the fire.
This is an evolving situation and the article will be updated as the situation unfolds.
UPDATE 7:15 p.m.
Scanner traffic indicates fire personnel are making “good progress” on the fire and have canceled the rest of the resources not currently at the scene.
UPDATE 7:22 p.m.
The dispatcher was the vehicle suspected of dragging a chain that caused the fire has yet to be found and they are investigating leads.
UPDATE 7:30 p.m.
Scanner traffic indicates that the fire has been contained.