Thursday, March 30, 2023

[UPDATE: Roadway Open] Vehicle on Fire Along State Route 20 Between Fort Bragg and Willits— Minor Injury

[This is not an image of the incident, but a stock photograph taken by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic beginning around 8:23 a.m. indicated a vehicle was on fire along State Route 20 between Fort Bragg and Willits. Specifically, the incident was reportedly located near Dunlap Campground.

Upon arrival at the scene, the Incident Commander reported the fire was “fully involved” and blocking the westbound lane.

The California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information Page indicated a party experienced minor injuries as a result of the flames.

UPDATE 9:01 a.m.: State Route 20 will be blocked for the next 20-30 minutes as crews extinguish the fire and remove it from the roadway.

UPDATE 10:29 p.m.: State Route 20 has reopened to thru-traffic.

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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