Fire

Hopkins Fire Repopulation Underway- Check Here for Updates

Firefighters drenching the embers of a burning home on East Calpella Road [Picture by Matt LaFever]

After the Hopkins Fire tore through an estimated 275 acres of wildland and burned down approximately 20 homes today, repopulation efforts have begun allowing residents to return to their homes.

Tonight and tomorrow, as the repopulations announcements are released by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, we will update this article with the latest areas allowed to return to their homes.

The following Nixle Alert was published by MCSO at approximately 9:00 p.m.:

REPOPULATION INFORMATION FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS; LAKE MENDOCINO DR FROM EAST SIDE CALPELLA NORTH TO MILANI DR HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO AN EVACUATION WARNING FROM EVACUATION ORDER, THIS INCLUDES THE OAKIE FLATS AREA. RESIDENTS IN LISTED AREA ARE FREE TO RETURN HOME WHILE MAINTAINING SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR GROUND PERSONNEL IN THE AREA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REFER TO MENDOREADY.ORG

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3 replies »

  1. Great work Matt!
    Your quick work reporting and informing the Mendocino County community on breaking news and events is greatly appreciated. The service you provide to us is immeasurable. Your quick reporting can save lives.
    Thank you for being a local news junkie.

  2. We used to live below ‘Okie’ Flats’. Workers from Oklahoma and Arkansas flowed to the area after WW II for jobs in the local mills, including the Crofoot Mill. ‘Okie Bill’ did the fireplace in our former home on Cromwell Drive. We bought it from Jane and Bud Crofoot.

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