A full wildland response is rushing to a new fire at/or very near the site of the previous Rock Fire south of Hopland that started September 10.
The air attack commander reported that the fire is already three acres and burning at a moderate rate of spread. He requested two additional tankers and one copter.
UPDATE 2:44 p.m.: The following Nixle Advisory was issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
CURRENT FIRE IN THE AREA PINE MOUNTIAN AT GEYSERS RD, HOPLAND. THE FIRE IS IN THE SAME GENERAL AREA AS THE PERVIOUS ROCK FIRE INCIDENT. FIRE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ARE ON SCENE, PLEASE USE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND STAY OUT OF THE AREA.
UPDATE 2:56 p.m.: The Incident Commander updated the incident’s reported acreage to 5 acres. More ground resources have been dispatched to the location as reports emerge of the fire spotting out in front and beginning to transition from brush to grass and oak woodland.
UPDATE 3:04 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates five additional engines, two dozers, and three water tenders have been requested incident now being called the McCutchan Fire.
UPDATE 3:19 p.m.: In an updated report on conditions, the Incident Commander told dispatch the fire is currently 8-10 acres burning in brush and oak woodland and continues to characterize the fire as burning at a moderate rate of spread.