Monday, May 29, 2023

[Updated: Contained] Vegetation Fire Burning into Overhead Trees East of Fort Bragg on Highway 20


Scanner traffic indicates as of 1:13 p.m. firefighters are responding to the intersection of Highway 20 and Benson Lane after dispatch received reports of a vegetation fire. The “Benson Incident” Commander reported the fire is currently 25×35 feet in size and is burning into the canopy above.

The reporting party told the dispatcher brush alongside the road is burning and trees overhead are “scorching”.

UPDATE 1:28 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported the fire is contained.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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