Smoke billowing in Covelo. [Photo provided by a resident]
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department sent out a Nixle alert at 1:13 p.m. stating, “Fire activity in the area of mile marker 29 on Highway 162 in Covelo. Fire is on scene please use situational awareness and stay out of the area.”
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 1:42 p.m.: The Covelo Fire is contained and mop up has started, according to Incident Commander speaking over the scanner.