Scanner traffic beginning around 10:00 a.m. indicated firefighters are being dispatched to the 8000 block East Road in Redwood Valley regarding a structure fire.
The Incident Commander is reporting a single-story, single-family home’s garage is fully involved with heavy smoke and heavy flames.
Redwood Valley-Calpella Fire Department is on scene and has requested Ukiah Valley Fire Authority respond to assist with mutual aide.
The incident has an accompanied life-safety hazard due to powerlines overhead burning and falling on the ground. PG&E has been requested to the scene.
UPDATE 10:14 a.m.: Both Hopland Fire Department and Potter Valley Fire Department will be assisting in the fire.
UPDATE 10:19 a.m.: The Incident Commander is reporting that there was no extension into the home and the fire has been contained to the garage. Hopland and Potter Valley Fire Departments have been canceled.
UPDATE 10:25 a.m.: Firefighters on the scene have determined there was in fact extension into the main home near the fireplace. They are working to dismantle exterior siding so they can extinguish the fire burning in the house’s internal structure.
UPDATE 10:28 a.m: The Incident Commander stated the fire has been knocked down in the garage and firefighters are concentrating their efforts on the interior fire still on the edge of the main structure.
UPDATE 12:40 p.m. Brandon Tripp, a Mendocino County photographer who specializes in disaster photography, sent us these photographs of this morning’s structure fire in Redwood Valley. Tripp has a website and a Facebook page you should check out where he publishes his photographs.
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.