Wednesday, October 4, 2023

[UPDATE 5:19 p.m.: Evacuation Map] Scenes of Horrific Devastation Coming From Mendocino County as Hopkins Fire Roars Through Calpella

Photos from Matt LaFever
Homes burning in Calpella this afternoon. [Photos from Matt LaFever]

About 2 p.m. today, the Hopkins Fire began in Calpella north of Ukiah in Mendocino County. (See earlier story here)

The fire has burned at least 10 structures on East Side Calpella Road, according Matt LaFever who is on the scene. He’ll soon be doing a live feed with shots of the devastation and we’ll update with that feed.

UPDATE 4:16 p.m.: Map from MendoReady. Click the link for the latest information. The evacuation zones are changing.

UPDATE 4:29 p.m.: Matt LaFever walking through the burned neighborhoods here. 

UPDATE 4:38 p.m.: Cal Fire reports #HopkinsFire off Hopkins St and North State St. near Capella in Mendocino County is 300 acres.

UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: Matt LaFever live 

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UPDATE 4:47 p.m.: Info we’ve been given on Evacuating animals “We are setting up to take evacuated animals from the Hopkins Fire. Small animals will go to the shelter here at 298 Plant Rd. Large animals that need a place to go should call Sarah at 707-272-2299 or the animal shelter at 707-463-4427. We will have staff on site and ready to intake animals by 5pm tonight.”

UPDATE 5:19 p.m. Below is the latest map from MendoReady. Click the link for the latest information. The evacuation zones are changing.

1evac map Hopkins Fire

Further Updates Here: Hopkins Fire Burns Multiple Structures in Calpella North of Ukiah (Interview With Battalion Chief) 

Earlier: Mandatory Evacuations as Fire Burns in Riverbed near Calpella’s Hopkins Street

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  1. @Matt,
    Thank you for going “on location”. Whew! You’re really dedicated. IDK if you’re just kinda branching out or if I just hadn’t really paid attention before, but I love the on scene interviews,etc.

    Also, I have to be honest, I was tempted to get in my car and drive out to get a look see. But that’s when I saw your video. So you’re doing a great service reporting and helping keep the look-ie Lou’s at home! Thank you!

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