Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Quarter-Acre Wildland Fire Burning Southeast of Hopland

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The Pine Fire as seen from the Kelseyville AlertWildfire Webcam]

Scanner traffic beginning at approximately 4:55 p.m. indicated that a vegetation fire was burning near the 38000 block of Pine Mountain Road.

The Incident Commander reported upon arriving at the scene that the fire was a quarter-acre in size and burning at a slow rate of spread in “heavy brush.”

This screenshot of FlightRadar24.com shows the path of the air resource as it tamps down the small wildfire

A helicopter was dispatched to the incident to dampen the flames from above while ground resources were working on accessing the area.

The helicopter reported that the fire was “skunking around”, meaning is burnign slowly at a low intensity.

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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