Tuesday, March 21, 2023

[UPDATES]Kitchen Fire Spreading Through Home on Fort Bragg’s Sanderson Way

A Fort Bragg police officer secures North Sanderson Way while a fire engine is seen down the street in front of the house [Picture provided by Judy Valadao]

Firefighters are currently responding to the 200 block of North Sanderson Way in Fort Bragg where a kitchen fire is actively spreading into the living room and the attic. Fire crews are reportedly shutting down North Sanderson Way

Initial reports indicated a neighbor called in a kitchen fire burning at 208 Sanderson Way with flames actively showing.

The Incident Commander is reporting that there is a fire hydrant directly in front of the home.

Scanner traffic indicates an individual that is associated with the residence is a known 5150, meaning code for a person suffering from a psychiatric condition.

UPDATE 8:38 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported to dispatch the fire could possibly be the result of arson.

UPDATE 8:41 p.m.: The fire originated as a 3’x3′ blaze on the floor of the kitchen.

UPDATE 9:08 p.m.: Investigators at the scene have determined that the fire was not in fact an act of arson.

UPDATE 9:32 p.m.: The fire is out, the damage to the structure was limited.

The following photographs were sent to us by our photographer Robert Bozzoli who was there at the scene.

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
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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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