Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Smoke Column Visible in Southeast Mendocino County Result of Controlled Burn

[The smoke column as seen from the Kelseyville AlertWildfire Camera]

Scanner traffic around 3:35 p.m. indicated Mendocino County Calfire personnel took notice of a column of smoke burning near the general area of Highway 175 or Old Toll Road southeast of Hopland. The firefighter described the column as looking bigger than a controlled burn.

Dispatch was able to confirm that the smoke is the result of a controlled burn near Highland Springs, a small community between Hopland and Kelseyville.

A view from the Kelseyville AlertWildfire Camera does show a considerable column in the area described by the firefighter.

This is an approximation of the controlled burn’s location



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Matt LaFever
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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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