[Update: Forward Progress Stopped] Vegetation Fire Burning in Redwood Valley; Structures Nearby

A view of the North Incident from the PG&E Alert Wildfire Redwood Valley Mountain Top Camera

Scanner traffic indicates that at approximately 12:45 p.m. a full wildland fire response was initiated for a vegetation fire burning near the intersection of Redwood Valley’s Tomki Road and West Road.

The dispatcher said there are structures nearby the fire and described the fire’s fuel as “light”

Firefighting aircraft have been dispatched to fire and the PG&E Alert Wildfire Redwood Valley Mountain Top Camera clearly shows a plume of smoke burning near buildings and within a wooded area.

UPDATE 1:02 p.m.: The Incident Commander reports the North Incident has currently burned approximately 3 acres and is burning in grass and oak woodlands. He characterized nearby structures as “still threatened.”

Firefighting aircraft dumping fire retardant on the North Incident

UPDATE 1:14 p.m: The Incident Commander told dispatch they are making “good progress on the fire.”

A time lapse of the North Incident as seen from the PG&E Alert Wildfire Redwood Valley Mountain Top Camera

UPDATE 1:55 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported the fire’s forward progress has been stopped and all air resources have been released. It was estimated local resources would be on location for approximately one and a half hours and state resources will be on scene for three hours.

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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