[UPDATE: Extinguished] Grass Fire Sends Plume of Smoke Skyward in Fort Bragg

A plume of smoke rises above Highway 1 [Picture provided by a Fort Bragg resident]

A vegetation fire is burning in Fort Bragg near the intersection of Highway 1 and Cypress street, as per scanner traffic around 2:24 p.m.

Fort Bragg Fire Department personnel are on scene actively fighting the blaze. At 2:48 p.m. a firefighter requested that water be brought to the westside of the fire to assist in the extinguishing efforts.

UPDATE 3:51 p.m.: The Fort Bragg Police Department posted the following update about the fire on their Facebook page:

On 7/17/21, at 2:26pm, Officers from the Fort Bragg Police Department, along with California State Parks, responded to assist the Fort Bragg Fire Department, with a vegetation fire at the entrance to the South Coastal Trail Parking lot, located in the 100 block of W Cypress Street. Fort Bragg Fire quickly extinguished the fire. No structures were threatened. The fire started during mowing operations at the location. This is a good reminder to everyone, that even on the Coast, to be careful when mowing dry grass!!!

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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