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Vehicle Burning After Colliding with Tree in Redwood Valley with One Occupant Reportedly Trapped


Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page indicate a solo vehicle collided with a tree on Redwood Valley’s West Road at 11:05 p.m. leaving one party trapped as the vehicle lit on fire and began to spread to nearby vegetation.

The Incident Commander reported at 11:22 p.m. that the fire has been contained to the vehicle, one party is out, and it is unknown how many parties are still in the vehicle.

A responding officer reported the intersection of West Road and School Way is going to be closed and there is a “possible fatality” as a result of this incident.

An air ambulance is responding to the incident and meeting first responders at Ukiah Valley Medical Center.

PG&E is being contacted due to a power outage that has resulted from the incident.

UPDATE 11:34 p.m.: The Incident Commander has reported that the vehicle fire has been officially contained.

UPDATE 11:40 p.m.: The following photographs were sent to us by a resident who lives nearby the incident:

UPDATE 11:52 p.m.: The PG&E Outage Map indicates that the power outage in Redwood Valley is affected 592 customers and is estimated to be restored by 5:45 a.m.

[Screenshot from the PG&E Outage Map]

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.




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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
Educator🔸Reporter for KMUD/ Redheaded Blackbelt/Founder of Cold Case Mendocino🔹Local News Junkie

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