Friday, March 31, 2023

[UPDATE 8:10 p.m.: Under Control]Firefighters Responding to Escaped Controlled Burn in Caspar 


At approximately 7:30 p.m.. scanner traffic indicated Mendocino Coast firefighters were dispatched to the 44000 block of Johnson Park Road in Caspar responding to reports of a vegetation fire.

At 7:46 p.m., the Incident Commander told dispatch the fire was an escaped controlled burn, 50’x50 in size, burning at a slow rate of spread.

UPDATE 8:06 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported the controlled burn has been contained.

For the benefit of the Mendocino County public, below is a basic guide to burn piles published by Cal Fire worthy of perusing before facilitating your own backyard burn.

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
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 if you know a story that needs to be told.

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