A vegetation fire is burning near the 4200 block of Ukiah’s North State Street and scanner traffic indicates multiple structures are threatened. The Incident Commander reports the fire is in trees and traffic is being blocked. A firefighter reported over the scanner that the fire is running towards the east side of the fire.
The Incident Commander reported that responders are working on containment. It was reported the fire would be held at Granite Avenue and there would be no evacuations at this time.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office issued a Nixle Alert regarding the blaze warning the public to be aware of the situation and stay out of the area:
CURRENT FIRE IN THE AREA OF 4200 N STATE ST UKIAH. FIRE AND LAW ENFORECEMENT PERSONNEL ON SCENE, PLEASE USE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND STAY OUT OF THE AREA.
UPDATE 4:54 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported the State Fire’s forward progress has been stopped. They canceled Brooktrails Fire but requested Hopland and Potter Valley Fire still proceed to the incident. There is reportedly “quite a bit of mop up on the east side of the fire.”
UPDATE: 4:59 p.m.: The Incident Commander requested a Nixle alert be sent regarding North State Street being closed at the intersection with Parducci Road.
UPDATE 5:18 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates personnel are reviewing surveillance footage of the scene and protecting the origin of the fire, which might imply the nature of the fire is considered suspicious.
UPDATE 5:28 p.m.: The Incident Commander is reporting that the fire is contained at this time and personnel will be on scene for approximately one hour for mop-up.
UPDATE 5:40 p.m.: The Incident Commander requested County Roads display signage indicating North State Street is closed estimating the road will need blocked for at least an hour to mop-up the fire.
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