At approximately 4:14 p.m. firefighters were deployed to the 12000 block of Tomki Road in Redwood Valley regarding a two-story house burning and emitting a large column of black smoke.
The Incident Commander reported that a two-story building is fully involved with heavy black smoke coming out both the top and bottom stories.
Firefighters at the scene assessed whether the fire had the potential to spread into the wildland but determined there was no risk.
As of 4:36 p.m. the resources are actively working on the structure fire.
UPDATE 4:55 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates firefighters are still on scene working to tamp the flames and saturate what is left of the structure with water. PG&E is on the scene to address the powerlines affected by the blaze.
UPDATE 5:33 p.m. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office deputies have been dispatched to the incident due to the property owner causing conflict at the scene of the fire. The Incident Commander requested deputies arrive on the scene to contain the property owner.
UPDATE 6:45 p.m.: This video was sent to us by a resident near the fire and offers a glimpse at the size of the structure that flared up this afternoon.
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