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[UPDATE 2:42 p.m.: Resources Being Released] Traffic Slowing Along Hwy 101 After Fire Starts South of Laytonville; Multiple Aircraft Responding

Aircraft circling over the area the fire was reported to have started. [Screenshot from FlightRadar]
Aircraft circling over the area the fire was reported to have started. [Screenshot from FlightRadar]

Multiple aircraft are flying towards fire alongside Hwy 101 near Shimmons Ridge south of Laytonville. The first report about 1:50 p.m. stated the fire was about 20′ by 20′. 

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.

UPDATE 2:12 p.m.: Air Attack commander reports that the fire is about a half acre.

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UPDATE 2:31 p.m.: Timelapse of the Ridge Fire made by Matt LaFever from the Black Oak camera which is part of the AlertWildfire Network.

UPDATE 2:43 p.m.: Numerous resources have been released from the Ridge Incident including aircraft and fire crews. The scanner indicated Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office deputies located a fully engulfed car over the embankment before fire personnel got there, successfully knocked back the flames, and now firefighters are working to mop up the vegetation.

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