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KMUD’s Lauren Schmitt Photographs Yesterday’s Bell Fire

Firefighters in the The Bell Fire [Images graciously shared from Lauren Schmitt of KMUD--consider donating to an invaluable community resource]
Firefighters in the black at the Bell Fire [All images graciously shared from Lauren Schmitt of KMUD–consider donating to an invaluable community resource]

Yesterday, just before 2 p.m., a fire broke out off Bell Springs Road near Foster Creek Road east of Leggett. At least one structure was burned.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office eventually issued evacuation orders that forced some residents to flee the area.

Firefighters fought the blaze from the air and ground and about 5:30 p.m. the flames forward progress came to a halt.

Cal Fire Mendocino reported that the fire consumed 50 acres all together. The cause is not yet known.

By 9:25 p.m., all evacuation warnings and orders had been rescinded and residents were able to relax.

Above and below are some of the photos taken by Lauren Schmitt, KMUD’s intrepid reporter who graciously shared them with us and our readers. We’re so lucky to have such a great resource in our community.

The Bell Fire [Images graciously shared from Lauren Schmitt of KMUD--consider donating to an invaluable community resource]
The Bell Fire [Images graciously shared from Lauren Schmitt of KMUD–consider donating to an invaluable community resource]
Firefighters in the black at the Bell Fire [All images graciously shared from Lauren Schmitt of KMUD--consider donating to an invaluable community resource]
[All images graciously shared from Lauren Schmitt of KMUD–consider donating to an invaluable community resource]
Firefighters in the black at the Bell Fire [All images graciously shared from Lauren Schmitt of KMUD--consider donating to an invaluable community resource]
[All images graciously shared from Lauren Schmitt of KMUD–consider donating to an invaluable community resource]
Firefighters in the black at the Bell Fire [All images graciously shared from Lauren Schmitt of KMUD--consider donating to an invaluable community resource]
Retardant helped to save this structure. [All images graciously shared from Lauren Schmitt of KMUD–consider donating to an invaluable community resource]

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Article graciously shared with MendoFever by Kym Kemp from her website Redheaded Blackbelt

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