Scanner traffic at approximately 12:43 p.m. indicated a full wildland fire response was initiated regarding an escaped burn pile threatening one structure in the 17300 block of Fort Bragg’s Franklin Road
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office issued the following Nixle Alert regarding the fire:
CURRENT FIRE IN THE AREA OF 17300 FRANKLIN RD FORT BRAGG FIRE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ARE ON SCENE, PLEASE USE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND STAY OUT OF THE AREA
There are initial reports from the scene that the fire was a 50×50 spot and was extinguished by locals but first responders are awaiting confirmation.
UPDATE 1:28 p.m.: The following Nixle Alert issued by Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office indicates the fire is under control:
MENDOCINOSHERIFF: ALL FIRE ACTIVITY NOTIFICATIONS FOR 17300 FRANKLIN RD FORT BRAGG HAVE BEEN CANCELED. FIRE PERSONNEL STILL ON SCENE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.”
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.